IU CINEMA: Ying xiong (Hero)

  • October 27, 2019
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 812-856-CINE
  • 1:00 PM to 2:39 PM
  • $4

PG-13 | 2002 | HD
Action/Adventure
Directed by Zhang Yimou
$4
The Rashōmon Effect

In pre-Imperial China, during the Warring States period, a nameless soldier with supernatural skill embarks on a mission of revenge against the fearsome army that massacred his people. To achieve the justice he seeks, Nameless (Jet Li) must first take on the empire’s most ruthless assassins—Sky (Donnie Yen), Flying Snow (Maggie Cheung), and Broken Sword (Tony Leung). Once his mission is complete, he is granted an audience with the ruler of the most powerful of the seven warring kingdoms, and he relates to the King (Chen Daoming) the tales of how he defeated each of the three of the ruler’s adversaries. Despite what Nameless has told him, the King presumes his score with the assassins was not all it seems to be and weaves his own tale of what he believed is at play. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Contains mature content, including violence.

IU CINEMA: Ying xiong (Hero)