The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman

The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman

Director: Wu Ershan Cast: Masanobu Ando, Kitty Zhang Yuqi, You Benchang

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The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman

Three stories of life in feudal China come together in this offbeat fusion of comedy, action, and food from first-time director Wuershan. Chopper (Liu Xiaoye) is a butcher who is stout, hirsute, and unrefined; however, when he sees Madame Mei (Kitty Zhang Yuqi), a beautiful courtesan who works at an upscale bordello, he's stricken with love at first sight and is determined to win her hand and prove he's worthy. Under ideal circumstances, this would be a tall order for Chopper, but it just so happens Mei already has a beau -- Big Beard, a master swordsman with a fearsome weapon and the deadly talent to use it. Meanwhile, a master chef (Mi Dan) is given a daunting assignment to prepare an eight-course dinner for Liu (Xie Ning), who has a history of murdering cooks who don't live up to his standards. Rather than risk his life, the chef gives the assignment to his assistant, but it turns out the chef's underling has a secret. And Dugu Cheng (Ashton Xu) is a swordsman-turned-cook who has been given a very special cleaver made by Fat Tang (You Benchang) from the swords of five gifted warriors. Dugu Cheng transforms the cleaver back into a weapon, yet learns that its magical properties are not all they're cracked up to be. Dao Jian Xiao (aka The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman received its North American premiere at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2011
UPC: 0024543756149
Original Release: 2010
Rating: PG-13
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 80,134

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Masanobu Ando The Mute
Kitty Zhang Yuqi Madam Mei
You Benchang Fat Tang
Liu Xiaoye Chopper
Ashton Xu Dugu Cheng,Dugu Cheng's Brother,Old Dugu
Swanson Han Chunge
Dong Lifan The House of a Thousand Flowers Manager
Gao Lei Flute Performer
Liu Xu Troupe Leader
Senggerenqin Big Beard
An Yuncheng The House of a Thousand Flowers Patron
Mi Dan Big Eight Chef
Xie Ning Eunuch Liu
Hou Xiang Little Melon
David Man Eunuch Liu's Aide
Gong Geer Apprentice Cheng
Zhu Jiang Apprentice Wei
Gao Yulin South Beauty Restaurant Manager
Wang Ruihuan Young Eunuch
Daniel Yu Cock Fighting Gambler 1
Ning Hao Cock Fighting Gambler 2
Liu Hua Swordsman 1
Xiong Xin Xin Swordsman 2
Li Ming Young Big Eight Chef
Chen Liwei Young Swordsman
Cai Hansen Actor
Cao Jiafeng Actor
Chen Xiao Actor
Chu Jun Actor
Deng Actor
Du Jie Actor
Ge Sichen Actor
He Fei Actor

Technical Credits
Wu Ershan Director,Screenwriter
Gong Geer Score Composer
Dead J. Score Composer
Zhang Jiajia Screenwriter
Doug Liman Executive Producer
Ma Luoshan Screenwriter
David Man Asst. Director
Miquia Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Tang Que Screenwriter
Michal Tywonluk Cinematographer
Wang Wei Executive Producer
Zhu Xiaojia Sound/Sound Designer
Yang Xinliang Executive Producer
Tang Xiru Executive Producer
Hao Yi Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Shao Yiding Executive Producer
Daniel Yu Producer
Huang Zhe Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman
1. Chapter 1 [4:51]
2. Chapter 2 [:35]
3. Chapter 3 [3:20]
4. Chapter 4 [1:18]
5. Chapter 5 [2:46]
6. Chapter 6 [2:28]
7. Chapter 7 [3:24]
8. Chapter 8 [1:37]
9. Chapter 9 [3:21]
10. Chapter 10 [1:30]
11. Chapter 11 [4:54]
12. Chapter 12 [2:59]
13. Chapter 13 [4:10]
14. Chapter 14 [5:22]
15. Chapter 15 [2:46]
16. Chapter 16 [1:03]
17. Chapter 17 [4:32]
18. Chapter 18 [3:45]
19. Chapter 19 [2:28]
20. Chapter 20 [4:13]
21. Chapter 21 [3:49]
22. Chapter 22 [3:04]
23. Chapter 23 [:46]
24. Chapter 24 [3:22]
25. Chapter 25 [4:47]
26. Chapter 26 [6:20]
27. Chapter 27 [3:56]
28. Chapter 28 [4:15]

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