A Chinese Odyssey 2002

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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Slick, entertaining and funny, this is Shakespeare meets Cinderella and Roman Holiday, set during the Ming Dynasty. It's all here: sneaking out of the the Forbidden City to mix with the locals; identity changes and gender confusions; plot contortions, clever puns and a great punchline. It also pastiches a huangmei (tea-picking) musical, spoofs Crouching Tiger, and and cops producer Wong Kar-Wai's hallmark freeze-frames and voice-overs, while making directt nods to Ashes of Time and Chungking Express - especially with Tony Leung and Faye Wong together again.

Release details

Release date: Friday October 15 2004
Duration: 105 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jeff Lau
Screenwriter: Jeff Lau
Cast: Tony Leung
Faye Wong
Vicky Zhao
Chang Chen
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