RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 2 Thu, Sep 23 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Bijou Horizons
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:120 minutes
Director:King Hu
Year Released:1979
Production Country:Taiwan, Hong Kong
Language:Mandarin

Description

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Presented by the Bijou Film Board, and as part of Bijou's Horizons program.
FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $7.00 for the general public!

"A 1979 jewel that's been newly-restored in ways that preserve the look, sound and feel of the age of the times, a moment in time caught amid the emergence of Hong Kong cinema."—Roger Moore, Movie Nation

"A wry moral tale with dashes of action."—John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

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. As they set about recommending corrupt successors, rival bands of martial artists lie in wait to steal the precious artifact. Soon, the monastery is transformed into an epic battleground for the scroll, with each player caught in a web of betrayal. Called a "remarkably photographed caper heist [featuring] intriguing battles of wits and minds" (Far East Film Festival), Raining in the Mountain is also the peak of legendary director King Hu's (A Touch of Zen) infusion of Buddhist spiritual principles into the legacy of martial arts cinema.

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