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Seven Swords Movie Review Summary

Actors: Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Charlie Yeung, Chia-Liang Liu, Michael Wong

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This movie (Chat gim) was directed by Hark Tsui in 2004 and earned 11 nominations for the 2006 Hong Kong Film Awards.
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The emperor of China has just decided to prohibit the practice of the martial arts in the Empire. Prince Dokado has hired General Fire-Wind and his army to help execute the new law. Dokado pays a bounty for every man killed by Fire-Wind. Soon, the soldiers of Fire-Wind slaughter the inhabitants, women and children included, of all the surrounding villages even if no weapon is found.

Two inhabitants of Martial Village, the last village before the border, decide to go find Master Shadow-Glow, who's taken refuge at the top of a mountain, and ask him for assistance. The Master agrees to send five disciples to help the inhabitants of the village. To each one of them, he gives a sword with peculiar properties. Two other swords are also entrusted to the two peasants. Back to the village, the seven swordsmen will fight against Fire-Wind and his men and will even attack their camp by surprise. But soon, considering the number of the soldiers, the swordsmen evacuate the village whose inhabitants hide in a cave ignoring that a traitor is among them.


The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



Script Analysis of Seven Swords

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   ancient china/japan Combat acrobatics/martial arts?    -   Yes Kind of movie    -   superfast sword fighting

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Chinese

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   not very bright people Misc setting    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Unusual forms of death    -   decapitated Is this movie based on a    -   book

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