The Sword (2K)

Patrick Tam’s wuxia is a modern classic of the genre, featuring stunning visuals and spectacular fight scenes

New Wave director Patrick Tam’s The Sword is a dazzling take on the wuxia, deconstructing the time-honoured plot of martial arts masters battling for the title of top swordsman. A poetic treatise against vanity, the film sees Tam making stunning use of visual language, orchestrating colour and composition in a way which revolutionised the form and inspired countless others. At the same time, the film honours the genre through its spectacular fight scenes, choreographed by masters Tony Ching Siu-Tung and Tang Tak-Cheung, making it a classic of the genre.



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