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A TOUCH OF ZEN
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XIA NU

(A TOUCH OF ZEN)

Directed by : King HU

Year of production : 1971 Length : 180 minutes

Synopsis

A young scholar named Gu lives near a rundown fort rumored to be haunted. One day, he befriends Yang, a mysterious beauty hiding inside the fort. After a night of passion with Gu, Yang reveals that her father, an honorable official, was executed by the nefarious but powerful Eunuch Wei. Now she is also hounded by Wei’s agents, who attempt to eradicate all trace of her family. Gu then finds himself caught up in her struggle to survive. When the agents attack the fort, he devises brilliant tricks to crush the siege. Though in love with Gu, Yang leaves him after the battle to become a Buddhist nun, trying to leave her past behind. However, after realizing that Gu is in danger, Yang and her mentor set out to protect him. When they confront Eunuch Wei's evil minions, a battle of carnage ensues…

Official07.05.15 . 00:00 AM

XIA NU (A touch of zen) by King HU

Credits

- Director

- Director of Photography

Casting

- Yang Huizhen

- Gu Shengzai

- SHI Wenqiao

- Ouyang Nian

- Master Hui Yuan

Film's poster © DR

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Production

TAIWAN FILM INSTITUTE - 4F, NO 7,QINGDAO EAST ROAD 10051 TAIPEI TAIWAN - T: 86223924243 - howardaustin0911@mail.tfi.org.tw - WWW.TFI.ORG.TW


Distribution

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