The Swordsman


The Swordsman

Infobox Film
name = The Swordsman


director = King Hu
Ching Siu-Tung (uncredited)
Ann Hui (uncredited)
Andrew Kam (uncredited)
Tsui Hark (uncredited)
producer = Tsui Hark
writer = Jinyong (novel)
Kwan Man-Leung
starring = Sam Hui
Cecilia Yip
Jacky Cheung
Sharla Cheung
Fennie Yuen
music = Romeo Díaz, James Wong
cinematography = Andy Lam, Peter Pau
editing = Marco Mak, David Wu
released = flagicon|Hong Kong|colonial April 5, 1990
flagicon|USA May 22, 1990
runtime = 120 min. (original)
country = flagicon|Hong Kong|colonial Hong Kong
language = Cantonese
followed_by = "Swordsman II"
amg_id = 1:211659
imdb_id = 0100973

"The Swordsman" (zh-tspcy|t=笑傲江湖|s=笑傲江湖|p=Xiào Ào Jiāng Hú|cy=Siu3 Ngou6 Gong1 Wu4) is a 1990 Hong Kong wuxia-action film. King Hu is the director credited, but he is alleged to have left the production, and it was finished by a team led by producer Tsui Hark. It is based on the novel "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer" by Jinyong.

Controversy

Upon the film's initial release in Hong Kong, it was criticised for the casting choice of Sam Hui in the starring role, as the Cantopop singer was perceived as being too "modern" for a period martial arts film.

Box office

The film grossed HK $16,052,552 at the Hong Kong box office. [http://hkmdb.com/db/movies/view.mhtml?id=7299&display_set=eng]

External links

* [http://www.hkcinemagic.com/en/movie.asp?id=49 HK cinemagic entry]


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