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The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman (2010)

Dao jiàn xiào (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 18 March 2011 (USA)
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A tale of revenge, honor and greed follows a group of misfits that gets involved with a kitchen cleaver made from the top five swords of the martial arts world in this wild and brash action comedy.

Director:

Wuershan

Writers:

Changhe An (short story), Luoshan Ma (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Masanobu Andô
Swanson Han ... Chun Ge
Xiaoye Liu Xiaoye Liu
Hou Xiang Hou Xiang ... Xiao Dong Gua
Ashton Xu Ashton Xu
Benchang You Benchang You
Yuqi Zhang ... (as Kitty Zhang Yuqi)
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Storyline

THE BUTCHER, THE CHEF AND THE SWORDSMAN follows the journey of a mystical blade as it passes through the hands of three ambitious men. As the interwoven story unfolds, they find that the blade possesses the power to dramatically change the fate of each of its owners. The Butcher is a simple man in love with a beautiful courtesan, but is rebuffed each time he approaches her. The Chef is a handsome loner obsessed with seeking vengeance for the slaughter of his family. The Swordsman, the son of a legendary warrior, is consumed by the desire to eclipse his father in both power and fame. Their stories comes full circle as each man takes possession of the mystical blade and discovers its double edge--- the great power it bestows is matched by even greater danger. Written by Fox International Productions

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One legendary blade will change the destiny of all who wield it.

Genres:

Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of stylized violence including some bloody images, brief crude humor and partial nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Sina.com [China]

Country:

China | Hong Kong | USA

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

18 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leave It to Cleaver See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,425, 20 March 2011

Gross USA:

$47,896

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,035,177
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Music from the movie
28 July 2012 | by haru-chanSee all my reviews

It won't let me post this anywhere sans mobile phone number so I'm posting it here...

I love the music from this movie. The song that was sung in the brothel was called 'zai zai'. It's an ensemble song and the lead singer from the song is Yan Jixuan. Contributing are I believe Pan Shuai, Liu Aotian, Liu Shengtian and Feng Xu. Copyright belonging to Beijing Jingwen Record Co. The ending credits song is called 'eaten yet' and is sung by Wang Xiadou. Both through CMCB. Both arranged by Wang Yuanzhao.

Sorry for posting this here in the review section, but it is a review of the music. For anyone who loved the music as much as I did and is seeking the ost, I hope this helps!


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