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{ "b" : "Cinema: House of Flying Daggers," , "cite" : "directed by Zhang Yimou, at cinemas nationwide from March 11."}

5th March, 2005

{ "b" : "Cinema: House of Flying Daggers," , "cite" : "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...

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