Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Ang Lee (2000)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Based on the novel by Wang Du Lu and exhibiting cinematic influences ranging from John Ford and Akira Kurosawa to The Matrix, this handsome period adventure from director Ang Lee put the art back into martial arts. Those familiar with the works of King Hu and Tsui Hark will revel in the unhurried way he reworks the conventions of the genre to explore the perennial themes of love and loyalty, duty and sacrifice. But Lee also combines brilliant stunt work with special effects to create such memorable sequences as the rooftop pursuit and the treetop battle. Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh excel as the warriors seeking the stolen sword of Green Destiny, but the most electrifying performance is Zhang Ziyi's teenage thief.


A warrior resolves to hang up his sacred sword and live a life of peace - but the weapon is stolen. The swordsman and his fighting partner, who harbour a repressed love for one another, go hunting for the thief, leading them to a girl under the threat of a forced marriage and who has a hidden talent for combat. Ang Lee's Oscar-winning martial arts drama, starring Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Cheng Pei-Pei and Zhang Ziyi. In Mandarin.

Cast & Crew

Li Mu Bai Chow Yun-Fat
Yu Shu Lien Michelle Yeoh
Jen Zhang Ziyi
Lo Chang Chen
Sir Te Lung Sihung
Jade Fox Cheng Pei Pei
Governor Yu Li Fa-Zeng
Bo Gao Xian
Director Ang Lee
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Other Information

Language: Mandarin +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 5 Jan 2001