Program

SHAOLIN

Xin shaol in si

Benny Chan / Hong Kong, China / 2011 / 131 min / Mandarin with English subtitles / color / digital

Description

Contains strong violence

In a young Republic of China, where greedy warlords fuel a period of war and strife, Hou Jie played by Andy Lau (Warlords and House of Flying Daggers) arrogantly shows no mercy to his enemies seeking refuge with the benign and compassionate Shaolin monks. After unscrupulously killing a wounded enemy, Hou Jie pays a terrible price for his actions and is forced to seek refuge in the same Shaolin Monastery he blatantly disrespected. Hou Jie’s traitorous second-in-command Cao Man played by Nicholas Tse continues where the once-warlord left off, betraying his country and his own people. Hou Jie must adapt to Shaolin principles to stop the monster he created.

Director Benny Chan (City Under Siege) delivers a powerful production with an all-star cast. The solid drama, epic adventure and masterful action choreography all combine for a thrilling film. And watch for a special appearance by iconic actor Jackie Chan as the monastery’s cook Wudao, who gives the earnest drama a light-hearted lift. – Cecilia Lai, Asian Film Festival of Dallas

Sponsored by: Well Go USA Entertainment
Co-presented by: San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

Credits


  • Director: Benny Chan
  • Cast: Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing

Screenings

October 22, 2011 7:00 pm
Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas

October 26, 2011 8:30 pm
Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas

October 28, 2011 6:00 pm
Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas