Cecilia Cheung, Jan Dong-Kun, Nicholas
Tse, Hiroyuki Sanada
Chen Kaige, Etchie Stroh, Chen Hong,
Han San Ping
Romance, Fantasy, Action, Foreign
Empowered by the love of a slave
(Dong-kun), a royal
is given the chance to make an extraordinary decision.
Known as the most expensive Chinese film to date,
the latest from director Kaige (Farewell
My Concubine) boasts cinematography by Peter
Pau (Crouching Tiger, Hidden
Dragon) and stunt coordinator Dion Lam (Infernal
Affairs, Spiderman 2).
This epic fantasy revolves around a love triangle
between a general, a princess and a slave. A young
woman (played by Cecilia Cheung)
is the most beautiful princess in the world. Spoiled
by the King, she lives a life of extreme luxury.
But this life comes with a price in that she will
never enjoy true love unless time can flow backwards
and the dead can come back to life. The slave (played
by JANG Dong-Gun), who is sincerely in love
with her, uses his ability to run ‘faster
than the wind’ to break the chain that
fate has put on her.