Chinese Odyssey 2002

A FILM BY Jeffery Lau

Produced by Wong-Kar Wai!
Starring Faye Wong, Tony Leung and Chen Chang!


Chinese Odyssey 2002 follows royal heirs Princess Wushuangand future Emperor Zheng De as they escape the Forbidden City to taste life among Ming Dynasty China’s have-nots. But in a gender-bending twist, the princess disguises herself as a fierce male warrior who proves equally beguiling to both martial arts master King Bully and his sister Phoenix. When King Bully plays family match-maker, the foppish young emperor is forced to compete with his own sister for the beautiful commoner’s hand. It may be the mother of all mo lei tau films – the crazy-quilt Hong Kong super-farces recently popularized in the West by Stephen Chow.

Original Languages: Cantonese
Genre: World Cinema
Running Time: 90 min.
Year: 2002


Jeffery Lau