Ashes of Time (1995)

Ashes of Time
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Adaptation, Action, Foreign, Period
Keywords epic, martial arts, novel
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Patrick Tam Editor n/a 172 7000002
Hai Kit-wai Editor n/a 172 7000003
William Chang Suk-ping Editor n/a 172 7000001
Christopher Doyle Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Chen Zhigu Associate Producer (Peking) 171 3000006
Louis Cha Source Material (from novel) ("The Eagle Shooting Heroes") 120793 4000001
Kwong Chi-leung Editor n/a 172 7000004
Frankie Chan Music n/a 120781 8000001
Leung Lik-chi Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000002
Linda Jaivin Titles English subtitles 120825 23000001
Leung Tat Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000001
Sammo Hung Supervisor martial arts supervisor 120845 11000001
William Chang Suk-ping Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Yang Zhanjia Art Director (Peking) 183 9000002
Jeff Lau Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Tsui Siu-ming Prodcutions Producer funding 3 3000004
Jacky Cheung Actor Hong Qi 1 1000006
Carina Lau Actor Peach Blossom 1 1000007
Maggie Cheung Actor The Woman 1 1000005
Tony Leung Actor The Blind Swordsman 1 1000004
Tony Leung Ka-fai Actor Huang Yao-shi 1 1000002
Brigitte Lin Actor Murong Yin/Murong Yang 1 1000003
Charlie Young Actor Young Girl 1 1000008
Bai Li Actor Hung Chi's Wife 1 1000009
Norman Law Producer supervising producer 3 3000002
Jacky Pang Producer supervising producer 3 3000003
Tsui Siuming Supervising Producer n/a 1275 3000002
Lau Chun Wai Producer n/a 3 3000001
Wong Kar Wai Director n/a 2 2000001
Leslie Cheung Actor Ou-yang Feng 1 1000001
Synopsis
Ouyang Feng is a native of White Camel Mountain. Raised by his elder brother, Ouyang's ambition is to become a famous swordsman. But faced with a choice between the woman he loves and martial adventures, he chooses the latter. Frustrated, the woman marries his brother. After ten years, Ouyang, now cynical and materialistic, goes to the desert and opens an inn. He becomes an agent for killers, hiring young but penniless swordsmen to do the dirty work of others. Every year during the peach blossom season, Ouyang is visited by a close friend, Huang Yaoshi, who, like Ouyang, also has a sad love story to tell--he once had an unconsummated affair with the wife of his best friend at Peach Blossom Land. Others Ouyang comes into contact with include the schizophrenic Murong Yang/Murong Yin; a down-and-out swordsman with failing eyesight (who turns out to be Huang's best friend); an impoverished young girl who wants to avenge her brother's death; and Hong Qi, another aspiring swordsman, and his loyal wife.