Directed by King Hu • 1973 • Taiwan, Hong Kong
Starring Li Li-hua, Angela Mao, Helen Ma
In his follow-up to the celebrated A TOUCH OF ZEN, master of the Chinese martial-arts film King Hu brings together an all-star female cast—including Hong Kong cinema veteran Li Li-hua and Angela “Lady Whirlwind” Mao—for a breathtaking adventure. When Lee Khan, an official working for Mongolian Emperor Yuan of the Yuan Dynasty, procures the battle map of the Chinese rebel army, Chinese resistance fighters, aided by an undercover girl gang within the imperial ranks, come together to corner him in an inn. Featuring stunning action sequences choreographed by Jackie Chan’s “kung fu elder brother” Sammo Hung and a generous mix of intrigue and humor, THE FATE OF LEE KHAN is an overlooked wuxia masterpiece from a legend of the genre.