Teaser Trailer: The Sword Identity (2011)

SWORDidentity Photo4 Teaser Trailer:  The Sword Identity (2011)

The Sword Identity is a martial arts film out of China set during the Ming Dynasty.  It is getting a lot of positive reviews for its cinematography and unique approach to the martial arts genre.  Screenwriter Xu Haofeng, also an expert in Taoist studies, the Chinese culture and martial arts, is making his directorial debut.

Here is a synopsis according to Twitch:

Once upon a time in the Southern Chinese city of Guancheng, there lived four families, each of them faithful keepers of martial arts. Anyone who wanted to establish a new school, or a new form of kung fu, had to fight his way through the family’s gates.

Two swordsmen enter the city to request a competition and start their own school, their strange new weapons are mistaken for Japanese swords and therefore forbidden by purist Chinese masters as a foreign fighting device. They are accused of being Japanese pirates by the masters of the martial arts schools.

Facing arrest, the swordsmen must prove the value of swordsmanship by defeating the masters and a living legend who has returned from exile in the mountains.

The Sword Identity is screening this month in various theaters around the globe and film festivals in Venice and Toronto.

 The Sword Identity – Official Clip Two

pixel Teaser Trailer:  The Sword Identity (2011)

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