House Of Flying Daggers

Theatrical Release: January 14, 2005
House Of Flying Daggers


Near the end of the Tang Dynasty, police deputies Jin (Kaneshiro) and Leo (Lau) tangle with Mei (Zhang), a dancer suspected of having ties to a revolutionary faction known as the House of Flying Daggers. Enraptured by her, the deputies concoct a plan to save her from capture, and Jin leads her north in what becomes a perilous journey into the unknown.

Dove Review

This movie is about a rebel group fighting against the ancient Chinese government called “The House of Flying Daggers.” The whole movie is basically the Chinese government trying to recapture the old rebel leader’s blind daughter so that she can lead them to the new leader of the rebel army. The Chinese government sends one of their men who is supposed to seduce her and trick her into leading the entire emperor’s army to the House of Flying Daggers. But they really do fall in love with each other. They eventually make their way to the House of Flying Daggers and Mei (the lead girl pretending to be the old leader’s daughter) meets up with her old lover who is a spy for the House of Flying Daggers in the Chinese army. He tries to have sex with her but she doesn’t love him anymore, so she pushes him away. He is furious because he knows she loves someone else. Mei is ordered to kill her new lover because he is a threat to their location. She brings him out but then lets him go and they make love in the field. He asks her to go with him. He leaves, and when she leaves to go with him, she gets stabbed by a dagger and the one who threw it was her old jealous lover who said that she didn’t have to love him but she couldn’t go with the other guy. The new lover comes back to look for Mei and sees that she is dead. The two men commence fighting each other to the death, but only one of the three die. It was a really good movie. It was not Dove approved due to content, but it had to be one of the most entertaining and exciting adult movies I have seen in a year.

Content Description

Sex: There are two scenes in which the lead female character was nearly raped. Once in the second scene in the Chinese brothel. The man who was watching her threw her down and tried to rip off her clothes. Nothing was shown and he did not succeed in raping her. The second time was when she ran into her old lover and he tried to force himself on her. He succeeded in ripping off half her clothes, but nothing was shown and he did not succeed in raping her. Then there is a consentual sex scene where she and her male companion make love in the middle of a field. Nothing is shown except their bare backs, but you can tell they are having sex, rolling around on the ground and kissing.
Language: The whole movie is subtitled, and there is no foul language.
Violence: This movie is based around fighting and violence. The majority of it is non graphic. It is mostly hand to hand combat, but swords and arrows and daggers make their way into the film. Some graphic violence is shown when some men get their throats slit by daggers, some men get stabbed in the back of the neck with sharpened wood planks, and when the two main men fight at the end of the movie with swords they are shown getting cut and bleeding.
Drugs: There are some references to being able to "hold your drink" and it shows men drinking but not getting drunk.
Nudity: No nudity shown, but implied. Back and bare shoulders are shown and the woman's upper chest.
Occult: None, the people in this movie are able to do extraordinary things when it comes to fighting, but nothing that borders on occultism.


Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Writer: Feng Li, Bin Wang
Director: Yimou Zhang
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 119 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Kadie Lukens