An aristocrat and a general plot to steal a priceless handwritten scroll held in a mountaintop temple library, in the peak of legendary director King Hu's (A TOUCH OF ZEN) infusion of Buddhist spiritual principles into the legacy of martial arts cinema.
DIRECTED BY KING HU
TAIWAN, HONG KONG | 1979 | MANDARIN
During the Ming Dynasty, a Buddhist abbot charged with protecting the sacred scroll of Tripitaka prepares to name his successor. An aristocrat and a general arrive at his secluded mountaintop monastery promising to help in his search, but are in fact scheming to secure the scroll for themselves. ...