Painted Skin

General Wang Sheng (Chen Kun) rescues a beautiful young woman, Xiao Wei (Zhou Xun), from the scene of a battle and takes her into his household, little realising that Xiao Wei is actually a fox spirit who feeds on human hearts and skins to maintain her youth and beauty, and plots to usurp the place of Wang's long-suffering wife Pei Rong (Zhao Wei). The romantic entanglements become increasingly complex and multi-layered as Wang's former boss Pang Yong (Donnie Yen) yearns for Pei Rong, and lizard spirit Xiao Yi(Qi Yuwu) hankers after Xiao Wei. A Hong Kong romantic action thriller fantasy (!), "Painted Skin" is adapted from the classic ghost story by Songling Pu.

Year: 2008
Genre: Hong Kong Cinema, Drama, Drama Romance, Thrillers & Suspense, Fantasy Films, Romance, Action
Country: China, Hong Kong, Singapore
Director: Gordon Chan
Starring: Donnie Yen, Xun Zhou, Zhao Wei, Chen Kun, Qi Yuwu, Sun Li
Duration: 119 Minutes
Rating: M - Violence and sex scenes
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Foreign (Hong Kong)



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