In the mid-17th century, the Manchus take over sovereignty of China and establish the Qing Dynasty. While nationalistic sentiments start brewing within the martial artists' community (jianghu), the Qing government immediately imposes a ban forbidding the common people from practising martial arts. Fire-Wind sees the new law as an opportunity to for himself to make a fortune and offers to help the government execute the new rule. Greedy, cruel and immoral, Fire-Wind ravages northwest China with his army, killing thousands of pugilists as well as innocent civilians. His next goal is to attack Martial Village, which houses a large number of martial artists...
It was used as the opening film to the 2005 Venice Film Festival and as a homage to Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954).
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Cast & Credits
- Lai LeonYang Yun Cong (Wielder of Transience)Main Role
- Donnie YenChu Zhao Nan (Wielder of Dragon)Main Role
- Yeung CharlieWu Yuan Ying (Wielder of Balance)Main Role
- Lu YiHan Zhi Bang (Wielder of Deity)Main Role
- Sun Hong Lei"Fire Wind" Fenghuo LianchengMain Role
- Duncan LaiMu Lang (Wielder of Celestial Beam)Main Role