Dragon Inn

龙门客栈



Film Information

Director: King Hu 胡金铨

Cast: Shangguan Lingfeng 上官灵凤, Shih Jun 石隽, Miao Tian 苗天

Country: Taiwan 台湾

Year: 1967

Runtime: 112mins

Rating: PG (Some fighting scenes 些许打斗画面)

Awards: Won Best Screenplay, Golden Horse Film Festival 1968 获1968年金马奖最佳编剧

Synopsis

In the mid-Ming dynasty, a loyal and upright Minister Yu is accused and killed by the evil and powerful eunuch Cao. Yu’s children are sentenced to exile to the border Dragon Gate. Cao sends several assassins to kill Yu’s children on their way, yet failed. Cao then sends killers of East Chamber, the espionage agency. The righteous swordsman Xiao and Yu’s former staff come to Dragon Inn to rescue Yu’s children. The two groups have many fights there. Then Cao himself comes and has fierce fights with Xiao and others. In the end, Cao dies and Yu’s children are saved.

明朝中叶,东厂太监曹少钦迫害兵部尚书于谦之后,更欲斩草除根,试图截杀发配龙门充军的于家子女。因奸计未逞,曹公公派出东厂杀手前往龙门客栈埋伏。侠士萧少鎡风闻东厂阴谋,亲往龙门客栈营救忠良之后。适遇于谦旧部朱骥和其妹朱辉亦入住客栈,众志士会同客栈掌柜吴宁,共商抗敌之策。于家子女起解抵达客栈,曹公公悉其手下并非萧少鎡等人对手,于是亲率东厂人马前来,双方展开一场生死决斗。最后曹公公死于乱箭,忠良之后化险为夷。

Screening

Date: 18 April 2014

Time: 2.00pm

Venue: National Museum of Singapore

*With pre-screening introduction by Shih Chun 石隽将作开场介绍

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