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8,244 Ratings

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Wo hu cang long

Directed by Ang Lee
China, Hong Kong, 2000
Action, Romance, Fantasy


In 18th Century China, when a nefarious thief steals a prized sword, a passionate female warrior joins forces with a young female aristocrat in a quest for justice.

Our take

When Taiwanese director Ang Lee left Hollywood to uncharacteristically make a wuxia film in China, he ended up with a Best Foreign Film Oscar. In so doing, he introduced the thrills of the genre to unfamiliar audiences, made a superstar of Zhang Ziy, and crafted a lovely and moving romance as well.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Directed by Ang Lee

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2001 | 3 wins including: Best Foreign Language Film

2001 | 6 nominations including: Best Picture

2002 | Winner: Best Music, Original Score

Toronto International Film Festival

2000 | Winner: People's Choice Award

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