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A.k.a.
Raining in the Mountain
Year
1979
Runtime
120 min.
Director
King Hu
Genres
Action, Drama
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
421
Checks
283
Favs
15
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
5.3% (1:19)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    With King Hu, you can always depend on beautiful, evocative locations, and the Buddhist temple grounds in Raining in the Mountain fit the bill. Though it features minimal action, the film criss-crosses three plots to potent effect - a sacred scroll that is the target of several heists, a convict becoming a monk and seeing the hypocrisy of many of his brethren (very engaging, this), and the abbot's decision as to his successor - all connected through a well-constructed plot. I'd be very much surprised if the first act hadn't inspired Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - as King Hu's work seems to be the ur-text for that film - in look, sound, plot, and even casting. DId Zhang Ziyi get her big break because she expressed herself a lot like King Hu muse Hsu Feng did? 2 years 11 months ago
  2. nymets138's avatar

    nymets138

    Watch it with English subtitles here: https://ok.ru/video/1708720523977 3 years 9 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #60 in HKFA's The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures
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  2. This movie ranks #314 in Eureka!'s The Masters of Cinema Series
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  3. This movie ranks #466 in ICM Forum's 500<400
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  4. This movie ranks #1232 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
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