CROUCHING TIGER, HID­DEN DRAGON

Geelong Advertiser - TV Guide - - MOVIES -

SBS ONE, Tues­day, 11pm, M ( 2000)

The smash- hit ro­man­tic mar­tial arts epic from di­rec­tor Ang Lee ( Broke­back Moun­tain) is not to be missed. Part tragedy, part com­edy and part love story, the screen­play fol­lows a leg­endary mar­tial arts mas­ter ( Chow Yun- Fat, above) who hopes that by pre­sent­ing his famed “Green Des­tiny” sword to the lo­cal gov­er­nor he can re­tire and act on his feel­ings for a fel­low war­rior ( Michelle Yeoh). But when the blade is stolen, his plans go awry. Lee’s he­roes are granted su­per- hu­man abil­i­ties as they bounce off wa­ter and do bat­tle for the blade in the bam­boo tree­tops. With beau­ti­ful chore­og­ra­phy, th­ese epic fights take on a ma­jes­tic qual­ity.

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