Temptation of a Monk Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for Temptation of a Monk the Movie

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Costume drama about China's 7th-century Tang Dynasty finds General Shi (Hsin-kuo) duped into an assassination plot against the crown prince. After a massacre, the General flees and finds sanctuary with a group of Buddhist monks at a remote temple. There's also the General's sometime lover and a mystery woman (both played by Chen). Sometimes slow-moving and confusing but with exotic visuals. Based on a novel by Lilian Lee; Mandarin with subtitles.

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Wellspring Media, A Division of Genius Products, Inc., 2230 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90904, Phone: (310)453-1222, Fax: (310)453-0074, URL: http://www.wellspring.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 118 minutes.
Originally from Chinese.

Cast and Crew

Genres
China, Medieval Romps, Politics, Buddhism
Screenplay
Eddie Ling-Ching Fong
Cast
Wu Hsin-kuo, Joan Chen, Zhang Fengyi, Michael Lee
Cinematography
Andrew Lesnie
Director
Clara Law
Music
Tats Lau
Producer
Teddy Robin Kwan, Northern Arts Entertainment

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