In this beautifully shot wuxia epic, a self taught highly skilled assassin swordsman is haunted by the destructive impact his deadly talents have and from the absence of a competent swords-person who he can fight. Weary of the bloodshed and violence from the martial arts world, a classically taught descendant of a legendary swordsman family banishes himself to the humble life of a vagrant, wandering the fringes of society in search of real life and its simpleness absconding his will to fight. But his violent past refuses to let him go quietly. The master swordsman and the skilled assassin regain their ability to wield swords without hesitating to fight those disrupting the peace and to defeat those who desperately crave despotism. The master swordsman honors his dying ally, the assassin who sought for a worthy swordsman to fight and if fate allows to die honorably.
IMDB Rate: 5.6
Director: Derek Yee
Writer: Tsui Hark, Derek Yee, Chun Tin-nam