House of Flying Daggers Poster

Release Date: December 3rd, 2004

DVD Release Date: April 19th, 2005

PG-13|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
The Tang Dynasty is fighting to keep control over China, a battle they are losing to several rebel groups. One such group is the House of Flying Daggers, who steal from the wealthy and give to the poor. Two police deputies working with the government (Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau) are ordered to investigate the dancer Mei (Zhang Ziyi), who is rumored to be working with the House of Flying Daggers. But both men fall under her charms and decide to help her escape instead.

Cast: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Dandan Song, Hongfei Zhao, Jun Guo, Shu Zhang, Jiusheng Wang

Director: Yimou Zhang

Genres: Action, Martial arts

Production Co: Beijing New Picture Film Co., Edko Films, Elite Group Enterprises, Zhang Yimou Studio, China Film Co-Production Corporation

Keywords: Police officer, Quest, Sacrifice, Love triangle, Forbidden love, Love

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Awards

Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)