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A City Called Dragon

Chung Hsun Tu / TW, 1970 / 97 min.

A thrilling action film by King Hu’s assistant director. EYE devotes a special programme to King Hu, acknowledged martial arts film master. 

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A City Called Dragon is the missing link between King Hu's Dragon Inn (1967) and A Touch of Zen (1971). Tu was King Hu”s assistant director and Hu”s influence is palpable throughout the film – from the main theme (revolt against the authorities), to the suspense, the soundtrack, the action and especially the iconic role of actress Feng Hsu. A City Called Dragon featured the same actors as Dragon Inn and A Touch of Zen.A City Called Dragon is set in the Sung dynasty (960-1279). Rebels in the Taihang mountains are fighting for their freedom, and Miss Shang is on her way to Dragon City to make contact with rebel Chen Yang-xin. Chen is planning to hand her over the rebel plan book, but nothing is as it seems. Tu's film breathes a tense and claustrophobic atmosphere and reveals the lonely and heroic despair of the characters.

Details

Director

Chung Hsun Tu

Production year

1970

Country

TW

Original title

Long cheng shi ri

Length

97 min.

Language

CMN

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP

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