TFF 2019: Dragon Inn

TFF 2019: Dragon Inn

Taiwan Film Festival UK Opening Film

Dragon Inn (龍門客棧) restored in 4K plus introduction to be confirmed.

Dragon Inn is a 1967 wuxia film written and directed by King Hu. One of the greatest swordsplay films of all time, it has inspired a number of film makers of martial arts and other genres, including Tsai Min-Liang win his FIPRESCI prize-winning film ‘Goodbye Dragon Inn’.

The Eunuch of the Emperor has ordered the commander of his army condemned to death for betrayal and insurrection. The commander's family have been murdered to cut off his bloodline, but his two youngest children, a son and a daughter, have been expelled from the empire to the outlands in an attempt to draw out the commander’s confidant and adviser.

The Eunuch sends his ultra-secret Black Arrow Troop to assassinate the two remaining children and the advisor. The ambush is to be carried out at the Inn Of Dragon's Gate at the border, but the Eunuch had not counted on the intervention of a band of expert swordsman. This film is a masterpiece of martial arts swords-play and speaks the tune of "The Swordsman" and the "Zatoichi" films. A must see for fans of classic Asian cinema.

Director:

King Hu

Starring:

TBC

Running Time:

112 minutes

Certificate:

12A
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