Thursday, January 17, 2013
House of Flying Daggers (Shi Mian Mai Fu) by Yimou Zhang, 2004 (PG-13)
with Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau (Detective Dee), Ziyi Zhang, Dandan Song, Hongfei Zhao, Jun Guo, Shu Zhang, Jiusheng Wang, Zhengyong Zhang, Yongxin Wang
Duration: 119 minutes
Near the end of the Tang Dynasty, police deputies Jin and Leo tangle with Mei, a dancer suspected of having ties to a revolutionary faction known as the House of Flying Daggers, which steals from the rich and gives to the poor.
Another tragic story of love and betrayal, with a beautiful cinematography, amazing landscapes, great combats, saddening music and the most handsome actor I have seen in a long time, Takeshi Kaneshiro. He is really attracting all the attention towards him, even if Ziyi Zhang is actually very good, and Andy Lau is a great actor himself. So this is it, the best discovery for me of this movie was Kaneshiro.