A dazzling movie from the vanguard of the 'new wave' in Hong Kong Chinese cinema. Swarms of killer butterflies lay siege to a medieval castle while, inside, the scholar-hero unravels a tangle of secret identities, arcane plots and cruel inventions. Enough plot ideas and visual flair to sustain a dozen average 'thrillers'. Here making his debut, Tsui does what Corman would have done, had he been Chinese and had a million butterflies to play with.
Cast and crew
Lin Fan, Lin Zhiming, Liang Nonggang