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A TOUCH OF ZEN

A young scholar named Gu lives near a rundown mansion rumored to be haunted. One day, he befriends Yang, an icy beauty hiding inside the mansion. After a night of passion with Gu, Yang reveals that her father, an honorable official, was executed by the powerful Eunuch Wei. Now, she is also hounded by Wei’s nefarious agents, who attempt to eradicate all trace of her family. Gu then finds himself caught up in her struggle to survive. When the agents attack the mansion, he devises brilliant tricks to crush the siege. Though in love with Gu, Yang leaves him after the battle to become a Buddhist nun, trying to leave her past behind. However, after realizing that Gu is in danger, Yang and her mentor set out to protect him, and confront Eunuch Wei’s army commander…

Language
  • Mandarin
Runtime
200
Production Year
1971
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • Taiwan, Province of China
  • China
Casts
Hsu Feng, Shih Chun, Bai Ying, Xue Han, Tien Peng, Roy Chiao
Production Company
Union Film, International Film Production

Crew List

Director
King Hu
Screenwriter
King Hu
DOP / Camera
HUA Hui-ying
Editor
King HU
Editor
WANG Chin-chen
Music
WU Ta-chiang
Music
LO Ming-tao
Producer
Hsia Wu Ling-fung
Producer
SHA Yung-fong

Festivals / Awards

1975, Cannes Film Festival, Win Technical Grand Prize
1972, Golden Horse Film Festival, Win Golden Horse Award for Best Art Direction

Director/s

King Hu
King Hu
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