Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon | 2000

Directed by: Ang Lee

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Main Plot

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" is a martial arts epic set in ancient China. It follows the intertwining stories of four individuals, as they navigate love, honor, and the pursuit of a stolen sword. The film explores themes of duty, sacrifice, and the desire for freedom.


  • Chow Yun-Fat's character in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is named Li Mu Bai, a skilled warrior seeking inner peace.
  • Michelle Yeoh's character in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is named Yu Shu Lien, and she is a skilled warrior and leader.
  • Ziyi Zhang's character is named Jen Yu, and she plays a young aristocratic woman who becomes a skilled warrior.

Ending Explained

In the ending of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the characters face their fates as Li Mu Bai is fatally wounded by Jade Fox. Yu Shu Lien avenges his death by defeating Jade Fox in a fierce battle. Meanwhile, Jen, who had been torn between her desires and responsibilities, chooses to sacrifice her love for Lo and honor her duty by leaping off the mountain. The film concludes with the remaining characters reflecting on the transient nature of life and the pursuit of inner peace, as they continue their journeys with a sense of acceptance and understanding.

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Ang Lee Chow Yun-Fat Michelle Yeoh Ziyi Zhang