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China

Program Title: Ashes of Time
EASC Code: CA-04
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD & VHS
Director: Wong Kar Wai
Producer:
Release Date: 1997
Running Time: 95 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Shot in Mainland China, this perversely lavish, self-consiously new wave martial arts film… is a langorous, sultry, sensuous action reverie. Accpmpanied by wailing flutes or solo electric guitar, it's set in a desert wilderness populated by a gang of anst ridden, lovelorn swordsmen-for-hire. Ashes of Time is mostly anticipation with sudden inexplicable episodes of slo-mo zap blurs of martial art tumult as well as mystically conguent earthquakes and geysers.
Data Entry Date: 11/4/2003