Best Foreign Language Film: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (2000), a film by Ang Lee

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«Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon» is a Martial Arts/Drama/Action/Adventure film directed by Ang Lee, and written by Du Lu Wang, Hui-Ling Wang, James Schamus and Kuo Jung Tsai, released on October 09 of 2000 in the USA , starring Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang, Sihung Lung and Pei-pei Cheng.

Storyline:
Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) is an accomplished Wudang swordsman. Long ago, his master was murdered by Jade Fox (Cheng Pei-pei), a woman who sought to learn Wudang skills. Mu Bai is also a good friend of Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh), a female warrior. Mu Bai and Shu Lien have developed feelings for each other, but have never acknowledged or acted on them. Mu Bai, intending to give up his warrior life, asks Shu Lien to transport his sword, also referred to as the Green Destiny, to the city of Peking, as a gift for their friend Sir Te (Sihung Lung). At Sir Te's estate, Shu Lien meets Jen (Zhang Ziyi), the daughter of Governor Yu (Fa Zeng Li), a visiting Manchu aristocrat. Jen, destined for an arranged marriage and yearning for adventure, seems envious of Shu Lien's warrior lifestyle.

One evening, a masked thief sneaks into Sir Te's estate and steals the sword. Mu Bai and Shu Lien trace the theft to Governor Yu's compound and learn that Fox has been posing as Jen's governess for [...]

Chow Yun-Fat as Master Li Mu Bai in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Chow Yun-Fat as Master Li Mu Bai in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

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Ziyi Zhang as Jen Yu in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Ziyi Zhang as Jen Yu in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

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