Hong Kong, China


Using a pre-World War II novel as his source material but inspired by the martial arts movies of his youth, acclaimed Taiwanese director Ang Lee returns to Asia after making three English-language movies in the past five years. Set in the early 19*n century, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon centres on a martial arts supremo (Chow Yun-Fat) who plans to hang up his legendary 400-year-old blade, 'Green Destiny', which he entrusts to Yu Shu Lien, a close friend and warrior. But this leads him on a new quest punctuated by spectacular action sequences and dramatic plot swings.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Ang Lee

Written by: Wang Hui Ling, James Schamus, Tsai Kuo Jung

Cast: Chow Yun-Fat (Li Mu Bai), Michelle Yeoh (Yu Shu Lien), Zhang Ziyi (Jen Yu), Chang Chen (Lo), Lung Sihung (Sir Te)

Nominations and Awards

  • Screen International Award (for a non-European film) 2000