Hero英雄 ~ Chinese Movies&TV


Today let’s take a brief introduction of a famous Chinese movie named “Hero”.Hero is a 2002 Chinese–Hong Kong wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou. Starring Jet Li as the nameless protagonist, the film is based on the story of Jing Ke’s assassination attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC.

Hero was first released in China on October 24, 2002. At that time, it was the most expensive project and the highest-grossing motion picture in Chinese film history Miramax Films owned the American market distribution rights, but delayed the release of the film for nearly two years. It was finally presented by Quentin Tarantino to American theaters on August 27, 2004.

Ornamental Elements in Hero

Hero feasts our eyes on five romancing colors: black, red, blue, green and white, each being expatiated in certain sections, which, with originality, exceedingly intensifies the sense of form.

The desert world in Hero reaches perfection. Besides swords and killings, the game of go and the house where it is played, raindrops, ancient lute, Peking opera, and the aria all add up to the effects and can meanwhile be extended.

Zhang Yimou, the director, once said, very likely, you forget the story two years from now, but not these pictures, nor the colors: two women in red whirling among a skyful of yellow leaves; upon mirror-like lake, two men exchanging martial arts, fluttering and flapping like birds…



香港Xiānggǎng: one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China, the other being Macau.
武侠wǔxiá: which literally means “martial hero”, is a broad genre of Chinese fiction concerning the adventures of martial artists.
张艺谋Zhāng Yìmóu: Chinese film director, producer, writer and actor, and former cinematographer.

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