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Dragon Inn

Dragon Inn

Hu King / TW, 1967 / 111 min.

King Hu is a master of martial arts cinema. The Taiwan Film Institute has recently restored three major works by King Hu, now screened for the first time in all their glory at EYE.

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Dragon Inn was an immediate box office hit and of major influence on cinema. King Hu broke with the stereotyping of the female characters. He also introduced numerous wuxia genre archetypes, such as the eunuch and the sword fighter. The dazzling film is set during the Ming dynasty in 1457, with eunuchs occupying positions of power at court. Hu gives us the bloody consequences of their corrupt and insidious practices in an innovative martial arts form. Hu broke through internationally with his highly stylized and tautly choreographed Dragon Inn. In 2003 Dragon Inn served as the backdrop to Tsai Ming-liang's Goodbye, Dragon Inn. Hu”s film is screened in an old cinema that is about to close down. The sparkling restoration of Dragon Inn was previously presented at the Cannes Film Festival.

Details

Director

Hu King

Production year

1967

Country

TW

Original title

Long men kezhan

Length

111 min.

Language

CMN

Subtitles

ENG

Format

DCP - encrypted

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