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House of Flying Daggers

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Original title
Shi mian mai fu (House of Flying Daggers)
Running time
119 min.
China China
Zhang Yimou, Li Feng, Wang Bin
Shigeru Umebayashi
Zhao Xiaoding
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Co-production China-Hong Kong; EDKO Film / Zhang Yimou Studio Production / Beijing New Picture Film / China Film Group / Elite Group Enterprises
Action. Romance. Fantasy | Martial Arts. 9th Century
Synopsis / Plot
It is 859AD, and the Tang Dynasty, one of the most enlightened empires in Chinese history at its height, is in decline. The Emperor is incompetent and the government is corrupt. Unrest is spreading throughout the land, and many rebel armies are forming in protest. The largest, and most prestigious, is an underground alliance called the House of Flying Daggers. The House of Flying Daggers operates mysteriously, stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Thus, they have earned the support and admiration of the people and expanded quickly. Based in Feng Tian County, close to the Imperial Capital, the House of Flying Daggers has long been a thorn in the side of the local deputies, their bitter enemies.
2004: Nominated for Oscar: Best Cinematography (Zhao Xiaoding)
2004: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
2004: 9 Nominations for BAFTA, including Best Actress (Zhang Ziyi), Visual Effects
2004: National Board of Review: Best diseño of producción
2004: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Foreign Language Film. 3 Nom.
2004: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
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