S3E3 - Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000)

Hello everyone,

In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss Ang Lee's 2000 Wuxia film, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Breaking all kinds of records when released, the film revitalized the Wuxia genre and brought international recognition to Ang Lee, Chow Yun Fat, and Michelle Yeoh. Listen to John's and Jason's discussion and see if they think the film stands the test of time.

We hope you enjoy. 

Episode Outline and Resources


2:16 - Media Consumption

15:13 - News

22:30 - Film Discussion


Cannes film awards: 

  • Camera d’O Special Mention goes to “Plan 75,” Hayakawa Chie
  • Best Actor goes to SONG Kang-Ho in “BROKER” by KORE-EDA Hirokazu (NEON release)
  • Best Director goes to PARK Chan-Wook for “HEOJIL KYOLSHIM (DECISION TO LEAVE)” (Mubi release)
  • (Palm D’or went to Ruben Ostlund’s Triangle of Sadness)


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