Tonkô (1988)

PG-13   |    |  Drama

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In 1026, students in western China are shanghaied into the forces of crown prince Li Yuanhao of Xi Xia, who wants to control the length of the Silk Road. One student is Zhao Xingde, who ... See full summary »

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5 July 2003 | BILLIII
This is a great movie, in my opinion, an epic.

The technical aspects (cinematography, etc) were top notch, the acting very realistic, and the story Shakespearean.

Great quotes I will use as my own later, like:

"You have no treasure here; your scrolls and books are just paper to you."

"Killing the wounded is a kindness; who wants a soldier who wants to die."

"The powerful survive, but to survive we have to fight. We survived, but what have we gained?:

Subtitles do NOT get in the way to the movie's impact; LOTS of action, but it helps not to be dim witted.

Bill Schaefer

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Release Date:

31 January 1992



Country of Origin

Japan, China

Box Office


$123,959 (USA)

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