Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
A pair of martial arts masters and would-be lovers, an independent young woman with a dark secret, and the search for a stolen mystical sword all come together in director Ang Lee's visually stunning, gravity-defying mix of kung fu action and feminist-slanted melodrama, set in 19th-century China. Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, and Cheng Pei-Pei star; winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Foreign Film. 120 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: Mandarin Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, French; audio commentary by Lee, others; "making of" documentary; featurette; photo gallery; theatrical trailers; filmographies. In Mandarin with English subtitles/Dubbed in English.
Academy Award ®
Winner: Best Foreign Film, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction--Set Decoration, Best Score
Nominee: Best Picture, Best Director (Ang Lee), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Song ("A Love Before Time"), Best Editing, Best Costume Design