One-Armed Swordsman (獨臂刀)
Friday Oct 05 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of 邵氏兄弟 Shaw Brothers Retrospective
Directed by Chang Cheh. 1967. Hong Kong. 116 min. Chinese with English subtitles.
In what would ultimately become the first in an iconic trilogy, One-Armed Swordsman broke the boundaries of the wuxia genre of films while also breaking box office records and propelling actor Jimmy Wang to stardom. Fang Kang (Jimmy Wang) was a student at the famed Gold Sword school before being cast out and de-armed by his master’s spoiled daughter (Angela Pan). During his recovery, Fang Kang manages to master a new form of one-armed swordplay—just in time to fight against the Golden School’s enemies.
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