- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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Traditional 臥虎藏龍 Simplified 卧虎藏龙 Mandarin Wòhǔ Cánglóng Cantonese Ngo6fu2 Cong4lung4 Directed by Ang Lee Produced by Hsu Li-Kong
Screenplay by Wang Hui-Ling
Story by Wang Dulu Starring Chow Yun-Fat
Music by Tan Dun Cinematography Peter Pau Editing by Tim Squyres Distributed by EDKO Film (HK)
Sony Pictures Classics
Release date(s) July 6, 2000(HK)
July 7, 2000 (Taiwan)
December 22, 2000 (US)
Running time 120 minutes Country Taiwan
Language Mandarin Budget US$15 million Gross revenue US$213,525,736 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Traditional Chinese 臥虎藏龍 Simplified Chinese 卧虎藏龙 Transcriptions Mandarin - Hanyu Pinyin Wòhǔ Cánglóng - Wade–Giles Wohu Ts'anglung - IPA [wɔ̂xỳ tsʰɑ̌ŋlʊ̌ŋ] - Yale Romanization Wòhhu Tsánglúng Cantonese (Yue) - Jyutping Ngo6fu2 Cong4lung4 - IPA [ŋ̍ɔ̀ːfǔː.tsʰɔ̭ŋlṷːŋ] - Yale Romanization Ngofó Chònglùng
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film. An American-Chinese-Hong Kong-Taiwanese co-production, the film was directed by Ang Lee and featured an international cast of ethnic Chinese actors, including Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, and Chang Chen. The film was based on the fourth novel in a pentalogy, known in China as the Crane Iron Pentalogy, by wuxia novelist Wang Dulu. The martial arts and action sequences were choreographed by Yuen Wo Ping.
Made on a mere US$15 million budget, with dialogue in Mandarin, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon became a surprise international success, grossing $213.5 million. It grossed US$128 million in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing foreign-language film in American history. It has won over 40 awards. The film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (Taiwan) and three other Academy Awards, and was nominated for six other Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The film also won three BAFTAs and two Golden Globes, one for "Best Foreign Film" as well as additional nominations for ten BAFTAs including "Best Picture".
The film is set in the Qing Dynasty during the 43rd year (1779) of the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. Li Mu Bai is an accomplished Wudang swordsman. Long ago, his master was murdered by Jade Fox, a woman who sought to learn Wudang skills but was rejected due to her gender. Mu Bai is also a good friend of Yu Shu Lien, a female warrior. Mu Bai and Shu Lien have developed feelings for each other, but have never acknowledged or acted on them. Mu Bai, intending to give up his warrior life, asks Shu Lien to transport his sword, also referred to as the Green Destiny, to the city of Beijing, as a gift for their friend, Sir Te. At Sir Te's estate, Shu Lien meets Jen, the daughter of Governor Yu, a visiting Manchu aristocrat. Jen, destined for an arranged marriage and yearning for adventure, seems envious of Shu Lien's warrior lifestyle.
One evening, a masked thief sneaks into Sir Te's estate and steals the sword. Mu Bai and Shu Lien, with the assistance of Sir Te's servant Master Bo, trace the theft to Governor Yu's compound and learn that Jade Fox has been posing as Jen's governess for many years. Bo makes the acquaintance of Inspector Tsai, a police investigator from the provinces, and his daughter, May, who have come to Beijing in pursuit of Jade Fox. While the three are eating lunch, Jade Fox fires a dart with a written message attached to it, challenging them to a showdown that night. Following a protracted battle, the group is on the verge of defeat when Mu Bai arrives and outmaneuvers Jade Fox. Before Mu Bai can kill Jade Fox, the masked thief reappears and partners with Jade Fox to fight. Jade Fox resumes the fight and kills Tsai before fleeing with the thief (who is revealed to be Jade Fox's protegée, Jen). After seeing Jen fight Mu Bai, Jade Fox realizes Jen had been secretly studying the Wudang manual and has surpassed her in skill. After finding out that Tsai was a police officer, a guilt-ridden Jen returns the Green Destiny to Sir Te's estate but is intercepted by Mu Bai. Mu Bai easily defeats her and asks her to become his pupil. Jen angrily rebukes his offer and flees. When she returns home, Jen confronts Jade Fox and banishes her from the Governor's compound.
That night, a desert bandit named Lo breaks into Jen's bedroom and asks her to leave with him. A flashback reveals that in the past, when Governor Yu and his family were traveling in the western deserts, Lo and his bandits had raided Jen's caravan; Lo took an heirloom comb from Jen and she pursued him to get it back, but succumbed to exhaustion in the desert. Lo took her to his cave hideout, where after an escape attempt and Lo's kind hospitality, the two fall in love. Lo eventually convinced Jen to return to her family, though not before telling her a legend of a man who jumped off a cliff to make his wishes come true. Because the man's heart was pure, he did not die. Lo came to Beijing to persuade Jen not to go through with her arranged marriage. However, when Jen refuses to leave with him, he returns the stolen comb and leaves.
After the wedding, Jen runs away and steals the Green Destiny again. Mu Bai, Shu Lien, and Lo are ordered to find and retrieve Jen. Jen visits Shu Lien at one of her dojos, who tells her that Lo is waiting for her at Wudang Mountain. After an angry dispute, the two women engage in a duel. Wielding the Green Destiny, Jen gains the upper hand by destroying every weapon that Shu Lien uses. However, Shu Lien finally uses a broken two-handed straight sword, jian, to her advantage, surprising Jen by managing to press its broken but still sharp edge to her throat. However, rather than acknowledging her defeat and handing over the Green Destiny, Jen injures Shu Lien when she lowers her broken weapon. Mu Bai arrives and pursues Jen into a bamboo forest. A duel ensues where Mu Bai overcomes a challenge Jen sets before him (to determine whether she will be his pupil), regaining possession of the Green Destiny. But when Mu Bai succeeds and Jen continues to refuse, Mu Bai realizes that she is without honor, thus unworthy of becoming his pupil despite her skills and throws the sword over a waterfall. In pursuit, Jen dives into an adjoining river to retrieve the sword, and is then rescued by Fox. Fox puts Jen into a drugged sleep and places her in a cavern in which later Mu Bai, Shu Lien and Bo discover her. Fox suddenly reappears and attacks the others with poisoned darts. Mu Bai blocks the needles with his sword and avenges his master's death by mortally wounding Fox, only to realize that one of the darts managed to hit him in the neck. Fox dies, confessing that her goal had been to kill Jen, because she was furious that Jen hid the secrets of Wudang from her.
As Jen runs off to prepare the antidote for the poisoned dart, Mu Bai prepares to die. With his last breaths, he finally confesses his love for Shu Lien, and dies in her arms as Jen returns too late to save him. The Green Destiny is returned to Sir Te. Jen later goes to Wudang Mountain and spends one last night with Lo. The next morning, Lo finds Jen standing on a balcony overlooking the edge of the mountain. In an echo of the legend that they spoke about in the desert, she asks him to make a wish. He complies, wishing for them to be together, back in the desert. Jen then flies over the side of the mountain and into the clouds.
Themes and Interpretations
The title of the film is a Chinese proverb that refers to the hidden mysteries and qualities underneath a person. This theme of character development is central to the story and moves the plot forward.
The theme of gender roles and obligations is an important aspect of the plot. In a storyline that begins prior to the timeline of the movie, Jade Fox is denied entry to the Wudan monastery because she is a woman. Intent on learning the secrets of Wudang fighting style, she poisons the master and steals a manual to learn Wudang on her own, which sets in motion the events of the film.
In Cinema Journal, Kenneth Chan notes the restrictions binding the female characters and their freedom and resulting actions. There is Jade Fox, whose bitterness against the limitations male-dominated society has set upon her resulted in her open revolt. Then there is Jen, the young woman at the verge of her wedding is still wavering, battling between her desire to be accepted and respected by her family and society and her wish to be free. Finally, there is Shu-lien. Although she lives the life of a warrior, Shu-lien adheres strictly to the moral codes and traditions of the patriarchal society she lives in. She respects male privilege and consistently suppresses her desire for Li Mubai due to certain societal obligations.
Rong Cai of Duke University asserts that the sword, Green Destiny, is passed along men, and is with the exception of Jen used only by male figures making the sword a phallic symbol of masculinity and male authority. Jen’s desire to use the sword, and her theft of it, thus also represents her wish to attain both the freedom and the power Li Mu-Bai possesses. Jen's suicide at the end of the film signifies the hopelessness of her quest for freedom. She realizes that marriage would confine her, the freedom she attempted killed someone, and her love for Lo would require her to give up the personal freedom she always wanted.
Poison is also a significant theme in this movie, both literally and figuratively. In the world of martial arts, poison is considered the act of one who is too cowardly and dishonorable to fight; and indeed, the only character that explicitly fits these characteristics is Jade Fox. The poison is a weapon of her bitterness and quest for vengeance: she poisons the master of Wudang, attempts to poison Jen and succeeds in killing Mu Bai.
However, the poison is not only of the physical sort: Jade Fox’s tutelage of Jen has left Jen spiritually poisoned, which can be seen in the lying, stealing and betrayal Jen commits. Even though she is the one who initially trained Jen, Jen is never seen to use poison herself. This indicates that there is hope yet to reform her and integrate her into society. In further play on this theme by the director, Jade Fox, as she dies, refers to the poison from a young child,"the deceit of an eight year old girl", obviously referring to what she considers her own spiritual poisoning by her young apprentice Jen.
The name "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" is a literal translation of the Chinese proverb "卧虎藏龙" which refers to the mysteries that lie below the surface of an otherwise normal-looking individual. Whereas the first part of the film takes place in society restrained by law and order, the second part, including the flashback scene, occurs in the world of individuals and thus the characters seen in the first part of the film are revealed in their true form.
- Chow Yun-Fat as Master Li Mu Bai
- Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien
- Zhang Ziyi as Jen Yu (English dubbed version) / Jiao Long (Mandarin version)
- Chang Chen as Lo "Dark Cloud" / Luo Xiaohu
- Cheng Pei-pei as Jade Fox
- Sihung Lung as Sir Te
- Li Fazeng as Governor Yu
- Gao Xi'an as Bo
- Hai Yan as Madam Yu
- Wang Deming as Police inspector Tsai / Prefect Cai Qiu
- Huang Suying as Aunt Wu
- Yang Rui as Maid
- Li Kai as Gou Jun Pei
- Feng Jianhua as Gou Jun Sinung
- Ma Zhongxuan as Mi Biao
- Li Baocheng as Fung Machete Chang
- Yang Yongde as Monk Jing
- Zhang Shaocheng as Nightman
Although its Academy Award was presented to Taiwan, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was in fact an international co-production between companies in four regions: the Chinese company China Film Co-Production Corporation; the American companies Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia, Sony Pictures Classics and Good Machine; the Hong Kong company EDKO Film; and the Taiwanese Zoom Hunt International Productions Company, Ltd; as well as the unspecified United China Vision, and Asia Union Film & Entertainment Ltd., created solely for this film.
The film was made in Beijing, with location shooting in the Anhui, Hebei, Jiangsu and Xinjiang provinces of China. The first phase of shooting was in the Gobi Desert where it would consistently rain. Director Ang Lee noted that "I didn't take one break in eight months, not even for half a day. I was miserable—I just didn't have the extra energy to be happy. Near the end, I could hardly breathe. I thought I was about to have a stroke." The stunt work was mostly performed by the actors themselves and Ang Lee stated in an interview that computers were used "only to remove the safety wires that held the actors". "Most of the time you can see their faces," he added, "That's really them in the trees."
Another compounding issue were the varying accents of the four lead actors: Chow Yun Fat is from Hong Kong and spoke Cantonese natively and Michelle Yeoh is from Malaysia and spoke English. Only Zhang Ziyi spoke with a native Mandarin accent that Ang Lee wanted. Chow Yun Fat said that on "the first day [of shooting] I had to do 28 takes just because of the language. That's never happened before in my life."
Because the film specifically targeted Western audiences rather than the domestic audiences who were already used to Wuxia films, English subtitles were needed. Ang Lee, who was educated in the West, personally edited the subtitles to ensure they were satisfactory for western audiences.
A Taiwanese television series based on the original novel was produced. It was later compiled into a DVD film titled New Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in the West in 2004. The DVD film was over an hour and half longer than the original theatrical film.
The film was also adapted into a video game.
Originally written as a novel series by Wang Du Lu starting in the late 1930s, the film is adapted from the storyline of the fourth book in the series.
The film was also adapted into a comic series.
Crouching Tiger was very well received in the Western world, receiving critical acclaim and numerous awards. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 97% of critics gave Crouching Tiger positive reviews, based on 143 reviews, while Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 93 out of 100, based on 31 reviews.
Some Chinese-speaking viewers were bothered by the accents of the leading actors. Neither Chow (a native Cantonese speaker) nor Yeoh (who was born and raised in Malaysia) speaks Mandarin as a mother tongue. All four main actors spoke with different accents: Chow speaks with a Cantonese accent; Yeoh with a Malaysian accent; Chang Chen a Taiwanese accent; and Zhang Ziyi a Beijing accent. Yeoh responded to this complaint in a December 28, 2000, interview with Cinescape. She argued that "My character lived outside of Beijing, and so I didn't have to do the Beijing accent". When the interviewer, Craig Reid, remarked that "My mother-in-law has this strange Sichuan-Mandarin accent that's hard for me to understand", Yeoh responded: "Yes, provinces all have their very own strong accents. When we first started the movie, Cheng Pei Pei was going to have her accent, and Chang Zhen was going to have his accent, and this person would have that accent. And in the end nobody could understand what they were saying. Forget about us, even the crew from Beijing thought this was all weird".
The film led to a boost in popularity of Chinese wuxia films in the western world, where they were previously little known, and led to films such as House of Flying Daggers and Hero marketed towards western audiences. The film also provided the breakthrough role for Zhang Ziyi's career, who noted that:Because of movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Hero and Memoirs of a Geisha, a lot of people in the United States have become interested not only in me but in Chinese and Asian actors in general. Because of these movies, maybe there will be more opportunities for Asian actors".
Ranked No.66 in Empire magazine's "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" in 2010.
Gathering widespread critical acclaim at the Toronto and New York film festivals, the film also became a favorite when Academy Awards nominations were announced in 2001. The film was however screened out of competition at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.
Award Category Nominee Result 73rd Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film Won Best Picture Nominated Best Director Ang Lee Nominated Best Adapted Screenplay Tsai Kuo-Jung, Wang Hui-Ling, James Schamus Nominated Best Original Song Jorge Calandrelli, Tan Dun, James Schamus Nominated Best Costume Design Tim Yip Nominated Best Art Direction Tim Yip Won Best Editing Tim Squyres Nominated Best Original Score Tan Dun Won Best Cinematography Peter Pau Won 2000 American Society of Cinematographers Awards Best Cinematography Peter Pau Nominated 54th British Academy Film Awards Best Film Nominated Best Foreign Language Film Won Best Actress in a Leading Role Michelle Yeoh Nominated Best Supporting Actress Zhang Ziyi Nominated Best Cinematography Peter Pau Nominated Best Makeup and Hair Nominated Best Editing Tim Squyres Nominated Best Costume Design Tim Yip Won Best Director Ang Lee Won Best Music Tan Dun Won Best Adapted Screenplay Tsai Kuo-Jung, Wang Hui-Ling, James Schamus Nominated Best Production Design Tim Yip Nominated Best Sound Nominated Best Visual Effects Nominated Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2000 Best Foreign Film Won Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2000 Most Promising Actress Zhang Ziyi Won Best Original Score Tan Dun Won Best Cinematography Peter Pau Won Best Foreign Film Won 2000 Directors Guild of America Awards Best Director Ang Lee Won 58th Golden Globe Awards Best Foreign Language Film Won Best Director Ang Lee Won Best Original Score Tan Dun Nominated 20th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Film Won Best Director Ang Lee Won Best Screenplay Wang Hui-Ling, James Schamus, Tsai Kuo-Jung Nominated Best Actor Chow Yun-Fat Nominated Best Actress Zhang Ziyi Nominated Best Actress Michelle Yeoh Nominated Best Supporting Actor Chang Chen Nominated Best Supporting Actress Cheng Pei-pei Won Best Cinematography Peter Pau Won Best Film Editing Tim Squyres Nominated Best Art Direction Tim Yip Nominated Best Costume Make Up Design Tim Yip Nominated Best Action Choreography Yuen Wo Ping Won Best Original Film Score Tan Dun Won Best Original Film Song Tan Dun, Jorge Calandrelli, Yee Kar-Yeung, Coco Lee Won Best Sound Design Eugene Gearty Won Independent Spirit Awards 2000 Best Picture Won Best Director Ang Lee Won Best Supporting Actress Zhang Ziyi Won Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2000 Best Picture Won Best Cinematography Peter Pau Won Best Music Score Tan Dun Won Best Production Design Tim Yip Won 2000 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards Best Foreign Language Film Won Top Foreign Films Won 2000 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Cinematography Peter Pau Won Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2000 Best Picture Won Best Director Ang Lee Won Best Actress Michelle Yeoh Won Best Supporting Actress Zhang Ziyi Won 2000 Toronto International Film Festival People's Choice Award Ang Lee Won Writers Guild of America Awards 2000 Best Adapted Screenplay Tsai Kuo-Jung, Wang Hui-Ling, James Schamus Nominated 37th Golden Horse Awards – 2000 Best Feature Film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won Best Director Ang Lee Nominated Best Leading Actress Michelle Yeoh Nominated Best Leading Actress Zhang Ziyi Nominated Best Screenplay Adaption Tsai Kuo-Jung, Wang Hui-Ling, James Schamus Nominated Best Cinematography Peter Pau Nominated Best Film Editing Tim Squyres Won Best Art Direction Tim Yip Nominated Best Original Score Tan Dun Won Best Sound Design Eugene Gearty Won Best Action Choreography Yuen Wo Ping Won Best Visual Effects Leo Lo, Rob Hodgson Won
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Hong Kong Film Award for Best FilmFather and Son (1982) • Boat People (1983) • Ah Ying (1984) • Homecoming (1985) • Police Story (1986) • A Better Tomorrow (1987) • An Autumn's Tale (1988) • Rouge (1989) • Beyond the Sunset (1990) • Days of Being Wild (1991) • To Be Number One (1992) • Cageman (1993) • C'est la vie, mon chéri (1994) • Chungking Express (1995) • Summer Snow (1996) • Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1997) • Made in Hong Kong (1998) • Beast Cops (1999) • Ordinary Heroes (2000) • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001) • Shaolin Soccer (2002) • Infernal Affairs (2003) • Running on Karma (2004) • Kung Fu Hustle (2005) • Election (2006) • After This Our Exile (2007) • The Warlords (2008) • Ip Man (2009) • Bodyguards and Assassins (2010) • Gallants (2011) HKFA • Film • Director • Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (1981-2002)
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1981) · Raiders of the Lost Ark (1982) · Blade Runner (1983) · Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1984) · 2010 (1985) · Back to the Future (1986) · Aliens (1987) · The Princess Bride (1988) · Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1989) · Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1990) · Edward Scissorhands (1991) · Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1992) · "The Inner Light" (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (1993) · Jurassic Park (1994) · "All Good Things..." (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (1995) · Babylon 5: "The Coming of Shadows" (1996) · Babylon 5: "Severed Dreams" (1997) · Contact (1998) The Truman Show (1999) Galaxy Quest (2000) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2002)
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