The Sorcerer and the White Snake

de Tony Ching Siu-tung

Synopsis

While traveling through the mountains, young Xu Xian accidently fell into a lake. Fortunately (or unfortunately), incarnated in the body of a beautiful woman, the White Snake saved him. Impassioned by Xu Xian, she doesn’t hesitate to infiltrate the world of humans and marry him. Fortunately (this time it actually is), the magician Fa Hai will do everything in his power to undo the spell that has Xu Xian trapped. “Don’t believe everything your eyes see”, says one of the main characters. What those who delve into The Sorcerer and the White Snake will see is a procession of spectacular special effects with a Jet Li in his prime and an incomparable epic story.

Director

Tony Ching Siu-tung

Hong Kong, 1952. Son of director and screenwriter Cheng Kang, he learned opera and martial arts. As an action choreographer, he’s worked on over a hundred films. He debuted in directing with Duel to the Death (82). His A Chinese Ghost Story (87-91) and The Swordsman (90-93) trilogies are outstanding. He was the effects director for the Olympic Games in Peking.

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: Mandarin

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