It’s easy to forget that Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern, Ju Dou) was critically acclaimed for his touching dramas, long before the success of action gods House of Flying Daggers and Hero. Before his next action epic arrivesd, he brings us Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles the story of a Japanese father who travels to China’s Yunnan province in the place of his ill son to film a famous folk-opera star. A journey that changes his life and outlook forever. Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles stars Ken Takakura, who co-starred in Ridley Scott’s Black Rain in 1989, with Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia.
So what’s Zhang Yimou’s next action epic, you ask? Curse of the Golden Flower, starring Chow Yun-Fat (Pirates of the Caribbean 3, The Battle of Red Cliff, Crouching Tiger), Li Gong (Miami Vice, The Yellow M) and Jay Chou (Initial D).
View the trailer for Riding Alone For Thousands of Miles RIGHT HERE