HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS (2004 CIFF, Cannes France)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Stars ìììì

House of Flying Daggers, unexpectedly, stands, if not the best, among the best Asian movies produced over the last several years. It’s a triangle love story that, for once, can tell its story without scene after scene of sex and nudity. While there are some graphic scenes, they are not overdone American Hollywood style. Refreshing. The two male love interests Leo (Andy Lau) and Jin (Takeshi Kaneshiro) become entangled with lovely female Xiao Mei (Zhang Ziyi). Xiao Mei belongs to the deadly Flying Dagger gang. Wait for the 180-degree turns at the end of the movie. Well scripted to the end, the timing is perfect, scenes outstanding, and action superb.


Additional Thanks

Great work for Director Yimou Zhang. Thank you to Executive Producer Weiping Zhang and Producer Zook Yhun (English version) for making the film possible. Additional character/cast includes: Yee (Dandan Song).



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Yes.

Ben Meyers

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