Starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang, Daoming Chen, Donnie Yen and Zhongyuan Liu, "Hero" (also known as "Ying Xiong") is an Action/Adventure/Martial Arts film written by Yimou Zhang and Bin Wang, released in the USA on January 14 of 2003.
What was the release date of "Hero":
Hero was initally released in the United States on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 (Palm Springs International Film Festival). Also released on this day were Between Strangers (dir. Edoardo Ponti) and Chandni Bar (dir. Madhur Bhandarkar). This was sixteen (16) years ago.
It has been released on Friday, September 24, 2004 in the United Kingdom; Saturday, March 15, 2003 in France; Friday, February 07, 2003 in Germany; Friday, October 08, 2004 in Italy; Friday, November 14, 2003 in Spain; Thursday, November 04, 2004 in Australia and on Saturday, August 16, 2003 in Japan.
What is the casting of "Hero":
At the casting of Hero we find Tony Leung Chiu Wai, previously seen in Fa yeung nin wa (2000) and Dong jing gong lüe (2000); Maggie Cheung (Fa yeung nin wa (2000), Augustin, roi du Kung-fu (1999)); Ziyi Zhang (Musa (2001), Rush Hour 2 (2001)) [ more... ]
What is the Storyline of "Hero":
In ancient China during the Warring States Period, a nameless prefect of a small jurisdiction arrives at the Qin state's capital city to meet the king of Qin, who has survived an attempt on his life by the assassins Long Sky, Flying Snow, and Broken Sword, and therefore forbidden visitors closer than 100 paces to his throne. 'Nameless' claims that he had slain the three assassins and he displays their weapons before the king, who allows Nameless to sit closer to him and tell him his story.
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