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Green Snake (1993)

Ching se (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | 4 November 1993 (Hong Kong)
Two snake spirits become human and learn about love and suffering. A monk discovers his own weaknesses and finds that morality is not as simple as he had thought.

Director:

Hark Tsui

Writers:

Pik Wah Lee (novel) (as Lillian Lee), Pik Wah Lee (screenplay) (as Lillian Lee) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Maggie Cheung ... Siu Ching (Xiao Qing), the Green Snake
Joey Wang ... Bak Sei Juen (Bai Suzhen), White Snake
Wenzhuo Zhao ... Monk Fatt Hoi (Fahai)
Hsing-Kuo Wu ... Hsui Xien (Xu Xian), the scholar
Ma Cheng-miu Ma Cheng-miu
Feng Tien ... Spider
Tung-Mui Chan Tung-Mui Chan
Kong Lau ... Blind Monk
Shun Lau ... Old Monk
Nagma ... Bharata Natyam Dancer (as Najma)
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Two snakes reformed into two beauties. White Snake chose pedagogue Xian Xu as her husband and enjoyed human life, while Green Snake played around every day. Jealous to White Snake, Green Snake kept on flirting with Xian Xu. Xian Xu eventually found they were snakes ... After being tempted by Green Snake, monk Fahai decided to imprison the two "monsters". He kidnapped Xian Xu. A battle began ... Just then, White Snake borned her new baby. What should monk Fahai do? Adapted from an old Chinese folk story but quite different from the original. Written by Zheng Wang <zhwang@das.harvard.edu>

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Connections

Version of Madame White Snake (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Mahoraga
Music & Lyrics by James Wong
Performed by Winnie Hsin
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A beautiful snake Godess falls in love with a honest young teacher. But the monk breaks their family for their offense of heaven rules.
1 August 2001 | by cyberwindsSee all my reviews

It is a really good movie. Both teal snake and white snake are charming and deadly attractive. Xu Xian is a everyday Joe male character. No man won't envy his good luck with beautiful women! ;) The monk--Fa Hai--is stubborn and prejudiced in his attitude towards human and non-humans. In the end, he seems to regret what he has done to the snake sisters. The story stresses the sexual desire of human beings. ;) Even the monk, who has reached the prestige of human-buddie, cannot deprive himself of sexual imagination and impulse.

The pace of the story telling is fast; the structure of the story plots is compact; the special visual effect of magic casting and fighting is eye catching; and the music and singing is touching and resonant with the progress of the story.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

4 November 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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