Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


2h 2000

Brief Synopsis

Legendary martial artist Li Mu Bai is tracking the murderer of his master. The poised and self-assured Li can handle anything -- except his feelings for lithe, pantherish Yu Shu Lien. Jen Yu, the tremulous and spoiled daughter of the Province's governor, is also fascinated by Shu Lien's glamorous li

Film Details

Also Known As
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Wo Hu Zang Long, Wò hu cáng lóng
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
BLACKWATCH RELEASING/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
Location
Urumchi, China; Gobi Desert, China; Taklamakan Plateau, China; Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Anji, China; Cheng De, China; Western Provinces, China

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Legendary martial artist Li Mu Bai is tracking the murderer of his master. The poised and self-assured Li can handle anything -- except his feelings for lithe, pantherish Yu Shu Lien. Jen Yu, the tremulous and spoiled daughter of the Province's governor, is also fascinated by Shu Lien's glamorous life: that a woman can have so many adventures and such freedom is marvelous to her. Though the refined Jen is soon to be married off into respectability, she harbors a sinister plan. By night she transforms into a masked and cunning thief, out to steal the Green Destiny, an invincible blade once wielded by Li. At the same time, Li embarks on his own quest to recover the missing sword, possibly the key to his master's murder.

Crew

Gina R. Alfano

Adr Editor

Mark Betts

Technical Supervisor

Zhu Hong Bo

Assistant Director

Ta Bu-si

Assistant Director

Ben Cheah

Foley Editor

David Cossin

Soloist

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Tan Dun

Music Composer

Steven Epstein

Music Producer

Eugene Gearty

Sound Editor

Lewis Goldstein

Dialogue Editor

Wang He-gen

Art Department

Kenton Jakub

Adr Editor

Wang Jian-quo

Art Department

Zhang Jin-ting

Assistant Director

Sylvia Liu Jingyi

Assistant Director

Chai Jun

Wardrobe

Tsai Kuo Jung

Screenplay

Lai Kai-keung

Assistant Director

Richard King

Other

William Kong

Producer

Drew Kunin

Sound Mixer

George Lara

Foley

Ang Lee

Producer

Coco Lee

Song Performer

Philip Lee

Associate Producer

Lisa J Levine

Adr Editor

Hal Levinsohn

Adr Editor

Blake Leyh

Sound Effects Editor

Helen Li

Production Manager

Hsu Li-kong

Producer

Xu Cheng Lin

Assistant Director

Yuan Lin-chen

Other

David Linde

Executive Producer

Wang Hui Ling

Screenplay

Sherrie Liu

Script Supervisor

Peter Pau

Director Of Photography

Chui Po-chu

Associate Producer

Jennifer Ralston

Sound Effects Editor

Jennifer Ralston

Foley Editor

Jeff Robinson

Post-Production Supervisor

Wang Rong

Wardrobe

James Schamus

Executive Producer

James Schamus

Screenplay

Chau Siu-mui

Hairdresser

Marc Spicer

Photography

Tim Squyres

Editor

Reilly Steele

Rerecording

Choi Sung Fai

Camera

Jean Tsien

Adr Supervisor

Emmy Tu

Music

Paul Urmson

Dialogue Editor

Yuen Wo-ping

Stunts

Eddy Wong

Art Department

Yang Xing-zhan

Art Department

Feng Ying

Script Supervisor

Zhou Ying-ying

Assistant Director

Tim Yip

Production Designer

Tim Yip

Costume Designer

Yang Zhan-jia

Art Department

Film Details

Also Known As
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Wo Hu Zang Long, Wò hu cáng lóng
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
BLACKWATCH RELEASING/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
Location
Urumchi, China; Gobi Desert, China; Taklamakan Plateau, China; Beijing, China; Shanghai, China; Anji, China; Cheng De, China; Western Provinces, China

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Award Wins

Set Decoration

2000

Best Cinematography

2000

Best Cinematography

2001
Peter Pau

Best Foreign Language Film

2000

Best Score

2000

Award Nominations

Best Adapted Screenplay

2000

Best Costume Design

2000

Best Director

2000
Ang Lee

Best Editing

2000

Best Picture

2000

Best Song

2000

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 2000.)

Released in United States October 2000 (Shown at Austin Film Festival October 12-19, 2000.)

Released in United States November 2000 (Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) November 1-16, 2000.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme Features) January 24 - February 24, 2001.)

Released in United States November 2001 (Shown at AFI Fest 2001: The American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival (Tribute) November 1-11, 2001.)

Released in United States 2014 (Special Screening)

Nominated for sixteen 2001 Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.

Nominated for the 2000 Award for Best Cinematography from the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

Nominated for the 2000 Award for Best Production Design in a Feature Film - Period/Fantasy from the Society of Motion Picture & Television Art Directors/ Art Directors Guild (ADG).

Nominated for the 2000 award for Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published from the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Nominated for the 2000 Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature - Drama, from the American Cinema Editors (ACE).

Nominated for the 2000 Golden Laurel Award for Best Motion Picture from the Producers Guild of America (PGA).

Winner of four 2000 awards, including Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design and Best Music Score, from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Winner of four 2000 awards, including Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score and Most Promising Actress (Zhang Ziyi), from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Cinematography from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Foreign Film from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Foreign Language Film from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Also nominated for the award for Best Picture.

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Foreign-Language Film by the London Film Critics Circle.

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Foreign-Language Film from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Winner of the 2000 award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Feature Film from the Directors Guild of America (DGA).

Winner of the 2000 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing - Dialogue & ADR, Domestic Feature Film by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).

Winner of the 2000 Golden Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Picture from the International Press Academy.

Winner of the Air Canada People's Choice Award at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival.

Winner of two 2000 awards, including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography from the Online Film Critics Society.

Released in United States Winter December 8, 2000

Released in United States December 15, 2000

Expanded Release in United States January 12, 2001

Wide Release in United States February 2, 2001

Released in United States on Video June 5, 2001

Released in United States 2000

Released in United States July 2000

Released in United States September 2000

Released in United States October 2000

Released in United States November 2000

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States November 2001

Released in United States 2014

Shown at New York Film Festival (Closing Night) September 22 - October 9, 2000,

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Opening Night) September 21 - October 5, 2000.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.

Shown at Jerusalem Film Festival (Opening Night) July 13-27, 2000.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 1-10, 2000.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Opening Night) September 21-30, 2000.

Shown at Austin Film Festival October 12-19, 2000.

Shown at London Film Festival (Film on the Square) November 1-16, 2000.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Main Programme Features) January 24 - February 24, 2001.

Began shooting August 1999.

Completed shooting late December 1999.

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" was inspired by various Shanghai pulp-fiction novels of the 1920's.

Released in United States Winter December 8, 2000

Released in United States December 15, 2000 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States January 12, 2001

Wide Release in United States February 2, 2001

Released in United States on Video June 5, 2001

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at New York Film Festival (Closing Night) September 22 - October 9, 2000,)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Opening Night) September 21 - October 5, 2000.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 22 - October 5, 2000.)

Released in United States July 2000 (Shown at Jerusalem Film Festival (Opening Night) July 13-27, 2000.)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 1-10, 2000.)

Released in United States September 2000 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Opening Night) September 21-30, 2000.)

The Country of Taiwan