The Warrior and the Wolf (2009) Movie Review

Although many viewers might quite reasonably groan at the thought of yet another Warring States period swordsman epic, “The Warrior and the Wolf” is certainly a film which should give pause for thought, thanks to the presence of director Tian Zhuangzhuang. Indeed, the fifth generation helmer is somewhat of an unexpected choice for the genre, having previously been responsible for acclaimed dramas such as “Springtime in a Small Town” and “The Go Master”. If the thought of such a humanistic and artistically minded director turning his hand to the form wasn’t enough, the film also features an intriguing pan-Asian cast headed by Japanese actor Odagiri Joe (recently in Kore-eda Hirokazu’s “Air Doll” and who also starred in Korean auteur Kim Ki Duk’s excellent “Breath”) and Maggie Q (who has risen from the likes of Wong Jing’s “Naked Weapon” to Hollywood hits such as “Die Hard 4.0”). Based
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