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Dragon Inn

Dragon Inn

Dragon Inn

1967 / 111min / DCP

DIRECTOR: KING HU

CAST: LINGFENG SHANGGUAN, CHUN SHIH, YING BAI

A wuxia watershed, Hu’s Ming dynasty-set Dragon Inn follows the three marked-for-death children of a framed-up imperial minister as they are pursued by the Black Arrow Troop, a unit of ruthless assassins, to the Dragon Gate Inn, a remote redoubt where both sides dig in and feel one another out in preparation for the inevitable all-in showdown. Hu’s first film in Taiwan after parting company with the Shaw Brothers finds him adapting the music of the traditional Beijing Opera to the rhythms of the fight film, creating in the process something both ancient and entirely new.