A directorial and acting debut for Zhang Yimou and Gong Li, respectively, the film catapulted both to international stardom. The film is an adaptation of novel by 2012 Nobel Literature Prize winner Mo Yan.
Renowned director Wong Kar Wai takes the martial arts period genre to a new height with this visual feast set in a vast desert where lone warriors and forsaken women roam while being perpetually trapped in devastating memories.
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