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King Hu

A Touch of Zen (Xia nü)

Edition 1979
200' - 1971 - Action, Drama, Adventure - Dialogue: Mandarin
Director: King Hu Composer: Ta Chiang Wu With: Feng Hsu, Chun Shih, Ying Bai
An artist, Ku, lives with his mother near an abandoned fort, reputed to be haunted. One night, investigating strange noises, he meets the beautiful Yang who is living there. She is being pursued by agents of an Imperial noble who have murdered her family. Ku finds himself caught up in her struggle to survive, and many fierce battles take place before all is resolved. Action adventure with a lyrical feel, this is a kung fu film with a strong spiritual element.

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Credits

Director

King Hu

Composer

Ta Chiang Wu

With

Feng Hsu, Chun Shih, Ying Bai

Scenario

King Hu

Director of Photography

Hui-Ying Hua

Editor

King Hu, Chin-Chen Wang

Producer

Liang Fang Hsia-Wu

More information

Dialogue

Mandarin

Countries of production

Hong Kong, Taiwan

Screenplay based on

"Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio" (Sonling Pu)

Year

1971

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