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Cinema: House of Flying Daggers, directed by Zhang Yimou, at cinemas nationwide from March 11.

5th March, 2005

Cinema: House of Flying Daggers, directed by Zhang Yimou, at cinemas nationwide from March 11.

House of Flying Daggers director Zhang Yimou sold his own blood to buy his first camera. The story may seem apocryphal until you consider the 54-year-old auteur's family background.

Zhang's father was an officer in Chiang Kai-shek's anticommunist army. As a result, Zhang was considered a potential subversive by the government and was forced to work in the fields with the...

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