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The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier, not the dagger of the assassin!

The camera can be the most deadly weapon since the assassin’s bullet, or, it can be the lotion of the heart Norman Parkinson oh! … background The Assassin is loosely based on “Niè Yǐnniáng” is a short story written in Classical Chinese by Pei Xing, a core text in Chinese swordsmanship and wuxia fiction. Pei Zing was a Chinese writer who lived during the Tang Dynasty. The story is set in …

The Four III (2014)

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The power to investigate is a great public trust  Emanuel Celler oh! … background The Four is the first piece of a film trilogy adapted from the novel series Sì Dà Míng Bǔ (The Four Great Constables) by Woon Swee Oan which had also been previously adapted as a television series. The second piece, The Four II and the third, The Four III followed in 2013 …

The Four II (2013)

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Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate  Marcus Aurelias oh! … background The Four is the first piece of a film trilogy adapted from the novel series Sì Dà Míng Bǔ (The Four Great Constables) by Woon Swee Oan which had also been previously adapted as a television series. The second piece, The Four II and the third, The Four …

The Four (2012)

Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game. Blake Edwards oh! … background The Four is the first piece of a film trilogy adapted from the novel series Sì Dà Míng Bǔ (The Four Great Constables) by Woon Swee Oan which had also been previously adapted as a television series. The second piece, The …

If we meet again… one of us will have to die.

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A rare beauty in the North. She’s the finest lady on earth. A glance from her, the whole city goes down. A second glance leaves the nation in ruins. There exists no city or nation that has been more cherished than a beauty like this. Mei, House of Flying Daggers oh! … brief The Tang Dynasty is in decline in AD 859 and citizens displeased …

This is not some silly game, this is life and death, angels and demons.

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Never trust a demon. He has a hundred motives for anything he does … Ninety-nine of them, at least, are malevolent Neil Gaiman, The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes oh! … brief An army general (Wang Sheng) rescues a woman (Xiaowei) during an attack on a Xiaongnu camp and returns homes with her. His loving wife (Peirong) welcomes Xiaowei into her home but later …