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A.k.a.
Ashes of Time
Year
1994
Runtime
100 min.
Director
Kar-wai Wong
Genres
Action, Drama
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
8,629
Checks
1,612
Favs
114
Dislikes
21
Favs/checks
7.1% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. greennui's avatar

    greennui

    A gorgeous, intoxicating film with typical WKW dialogue. 6 years 9 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Ashes of Time Redux is a re-edit (necessary after the master was lost) of Wong Kar-Wai's first feature film, a star-filled historical epic extremely loosely adapted from a Louis Cha swordplay novel. I wasn't sure my KFF crew was ready for Wong Kar-Wai's artiness, and I'm still not sure. I love it though. The visual poetry is enough to sustain my interest at the very least. Ashes of Time has an elliptical structure based on the Chinese almanac, but I wouldn't call it a plot. It's more like a series of short stories intersecting the life of a mercenary swordsman or "fixer". Some are Buddhist fables, other end in excitingly (but unusually) filmed action sequences choreographed by Sammo Hung. Constant are the film's visual inventiveness and the high romance inherent to the characters. 4 years 7 months ago
  3. Mhrass's avatar

    Mhrass

    Great film. 6 years 5 months ago
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  3. This movie ranks #33 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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  4. This movie ranks #36 in HKFA's The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures
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  5. This movie ranks #53 in Golden Horse's 100 Greatest Chinese-Language Films
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  6. This movie ranks #418 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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