Moderate. No nudity.
A couple has sex, but we only see them kissing while still clothed and their shoulders after a while.
Some kissing. No strong sexual content.
A single see-through shot.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Trying to understand the core and value orientation of Crouching Tiger, hidden dragon, it is more appropriate to analyze the characters.

1、 Personage

Li mubai and Yu Xiulian

Li mubai and Yu Xiulian can be analyzed together. In the first five minutes of the video, through the dialogue between the two, we have learned about the background and needs of the characters.

Lord Baylor said: “in today’s world, only Mu Bai deserves to use this Qingming sword in terms of sword technique and martial virtue.” This defines Li mubai’s status as the world’s first expert. When Li mubai first appeared, he had three levels of needs: first, revenge for the teacher, second, enlightenment, and third, he didn’t know how to deal with his love with Yu Xiulian. At the beginning of the video, the two people’s dialogue directly reveals the first two needs, but the third need for love only appears vaguely. Li mubai said that he was once close to the realm of Tao. He said: “during this closed meditation, I once entered a deep silence. There was only light around me, and time and space did not exist.” But he thought he didn’t get the Tao, “because I didn’t have the joy of getting the Tao. On the contrary, I was surrounded by a kind of silent sadness. This sadness exceeded the limit I could bear. I made a decision and couldn’t continue.” So Li mubai broke the precept and left the customs early, because he “needs to think about something he can’t let go”. In fact, there are only two things he can’t let go: Master Qiu and his love for Yu Xiulian. In other words, Li mubai’s triple needs are contradictory to each other, which makes him struggling and unable to calm down. So the retreat failed.

After Li mubai went down the mountain, he first handed the Qingming sword to xiongyuan escort agency in charge of Yu Xiulian and asked her to take it to Lord Baylor to show that he would quit the Jianghu and leave gratitude and resentment. Yu suggested that they go to Beijing together and said, “remember we used to go to Beijing together?” Yu’s face inadvertently showed a happy smile. Li mubai refused. He said, “I want to visit my mentor’s grave first when I go down the mountain. After so many years of revenge, I have the idea of quitting the Jianghu. I should ask him for forgiveness.” Li Yu made an appointment to meet him in Beijing. Yu said, “if you come, I’ll wait for you.” Facing this cautious ambiguous promise, Li mubai’s answer was equally ambiguous: “maybe.” At this time, Li mubai could not overcome his teacher’s hatred and get rid of his guilt for his master. At this time, his complex for “father” had more powerful power than his love, blocking his feelings in the face of reality.

Yu Xiulian escorted Qingming sword to Beijing. The video explained Yu Xiulian’s background in a sentence from passers-by: “the signboard of xiongyuan escort agency has never been smashed since playing Master Yu. Your father’s spirit in heaven should be relieved after you bet these times.” Yu Xiulian inherited her father’s career. Her needs are to work well, be worthy of her dead father, return to a peaceful life, and her feelings with Li mubai.

Both Li mubai and Yu Xiulian have a heavy word “father” on their heads. This “father” is not only a father, a master, but also an ethical code symbolized by “father”. After Li mubai met Yu Jiaolong, he couldn’t stop and wanted to pass on the mysterious female sword technique, which was also out of his responsibility to the “father”. When Yu Jiaolong asked Yu Xiulian if it was fun to walk around in the Jianghu, Xiulian replied: “walking in the Jianghu depends on familiarity, faith and handouts. If you should come down, you should do it. If you don’t talk about faith, you won’t play long.” Yu Xiulian’s faith is not only the chivalry of Jianghu people, but also a heavy yoke linked to morality and ethics. In fact, it is not so natural and unrestrained. After Yu Jiaolong explained her love view of pursuing freedom, Yu Xiulian told Meng sizhao and their stories, And said: “we all insist on being worthy of the marriage agreement between Si Zhao and that paper. You say freedom, I also desire it, but I have never tasted it… Although I am not born in an official family, a woman should obey no less than you in her life.” To put it cruelly, Li Yu wasted his love for a dead man, a piece of paper and the heavy ethics represented by these things. They voluntarily accepted the shackles of ethics and held an evasive attitude towards real love for a long time. Master Belle said in a sentence: “you are too careful to admit this feeling to each other. You have wasted many years in vain.” This insincerity and waste of self is the lesson drawn by Li Yu at the end of the video.

When Li mubai returned to Beijing to meet Yu Xiulian after sweeping the tomb for the master and abiding by the agreement, Yu Xiulian thought Li mubai cared about the Qingming sword at first, and mubai said awkwardly, “I thought we… Had already talked about it.” Mubai tried to test Xiulian’s feelings with a slightly clearer but still lack of courage than before, but the short private conversation was immediately disturbed by a servant of Baylor’s family. Compared with Li mubai and Yu Jiaolong who have danced the unity of heaven and man alone in the mountains, rivers and bamboo forests for several times, mubai and Xiulian are not disturbed at all, but they have little private space. Just like themselves, they always live under the views of others and are always unable to get rid of the double shackles of the outside world and soul to face their feelings and life.

Later, Yu Xiulian and Li mubai finally had a “private space”. Li mubai practiced swords in the yard. On a quiet night without interruption, Yu Xiulian leaned against the porch column to talk to Mu Bai in her pajamas and disheveled hair. Unfortunately, in such a private environment, their dialogue is still not sweet. Because at this time, Li mubai was Li mubai after meeting Yu Jiaolong. Their ideas and pursuits are different. Yu Xiulian thought that Li mubai wanted the blue eyed fox to die under the Qingming sword, but Li mubai was full of “the girl”, and his heart was completely in accepting Yu Jiaolong as an apprentice. So far, Li mubai’s needs have changed. He picked up the Qingming sword again. His desire to accept an apprentice is tantamount to giving up his previous idea of quitting the Jianghu. His heart has been disturbed by yujiaolong. Yu Xiulian said, “she’s not like us. You’ll kill the blue eyed fox, and she’ll get married safely.” Li mubai replied, “she’s not that kind of person.” Yu Xiulian asked, “does Wudang Mountain accept female disciples?” Li mubai said: “for her… Maybe make an exception.” No matter how deep feelings Li and Yu have, they have lost their tacit understanding due to long-term concealment and evasion. On the contrary, Li mubai and Yu Jiaolong have a good heart. Yu Xiulian was obviously disappointed. She said to Li mubai, “I also want to live a peaceful life. I really don’t know how to help you.”

Li mubai and Yu Xiulian are both “restless” people. But their pursuit of “Silence” is different. Li mubai wants “peace” at the level of cultivation and inner peace. Yu Xiulian wants a peaceful real life. At the beginning, Yu Xiulian said, “the mountain is clean. Sometimes I envy you. I’m only busy with the business of the escort agency, but I can’t calm down.” After that, she said to mubai that she “wanted to live a peaceful life” and blamed yujiaolong that “the little peace we prayed for was destroyed by you”. In fact, what she wanted was a real peaceful life. A scene in which Li mubai and Yu Xiulian drink tea epitomizes how different these two people understand “Jing”. Li mubai holds Yu Xiulian’s hand and says, “there is no eternity in what we can touch. Master says again and again, hold your hand tightly, there is nothing in it. Release your hand, you have everything.” Yu Xiulian said, “not everything in this world is illusory. Can’t you feel its real existence when you hold my hand?” Li mubai said, “your hands are cold. I dare not touch the hard cocoon that comes out of knife practice every time I see it.” This “dare not” touch may also be Li mubai’s dare not touch the reality and ordinary life. He held her hand, but he did not regard her hand as a hand, nor did he regard her as an attractive woman. He said, “I want to sit with you like this, but I can feel a kind of peace.” At this time, Li mubai was a little more honest than at the beginning. He seemed to find that it was easy to calm down when facing his feelings directly, and the initial escape strategy would fall into the inner disturbance. The most regrettable thing is that Yu Xiulian wants pragmatic “stillness”, Li mubai wants metaphysical “stillness”, Yu Xiulian lacks understanding of Li mubai’s “stillness”, and Li mubai lacks courage in Yu Xiulian’s “stillness”, which is the biggest difference between the two people, and also the reason why they can face their feelings directly before they die. Because death forced Yu Xiulian to understand the pursuit of Taoist cultivation, and Li Mu’s white face, who was about to leave the world, would no longer have the disturbance of the vulgar world, so they could achieve the last short-term Frank relative. In contrast, Li mubai and Yu Jiaolong are people living in dreams. The biggest difference between Yu Xiulian and Li mubai is the biggest tacit understanding between Li mubai and Yu Jiaolong, which must be said to be Yu Xiulian’s sorrow.

Li Yu’s ending, in fact, is that they finally admit their failure, not only the failure of love, but also the failure of life. When Li mubai had the last breath left, Yu Xiulian said, “use this breath to practice the spirit. It has always been the wish of Wudang’s practice to be free and die forever. Improve this breath and reach the situation you pursue in your life. Don’t put it down and waste it on me.” Li mubai said, “I have wasted my life. I want to say to you in one breath that I have always loved you deeply.” Li mubai put down this tone, but also put down the heavy shackles imposed on his heart for most of his life. Then Li mubai was immediately possessed by Shelley or Heine’s soul and said love words such as “wandering for seven days” and “lonely ghost”. They kissed each other affectionately. If Li mubai released his gentleness earlier in life, Yu Xiulian would be much happier. Although they finally admit that their life is a stupid and not gorgeous waste, it is comforting that at the last moment, they finally reached each other’s heart. Yu Xiulian is willing to give way to the realm of Tao, and Li mubai is willing to give up the Tao and confess to Yu Xiulian. They finally eliminated the gap between them.

Yu Jiaolong

The No. 1 protagonist of the story is actually Yu Jiaolong. She is the beginning and end of the story contradiction. She intensifies all contradictions, disturbs everything, destroys everything, and achieves everything.

Compared with the complex and heavy needs of Li and Yu, Yu Jiaolong’s needs are very simple and rough, just two words: fun. This is also her only real need.

Yujiaolong has a Jianghu dream. The dream was originally given to her by Shiniang’s blue eyed fox, but her relationship with the blue eyed fox was not harmonious. No matter how proud and loving Shiniang was, she was indifferent to Shiniang. In fact, the reason is very simple. Yu Jiaolong finds that Shiniang can’t meet her Jianghu dream. She said to Shiniang, “I won’t be a thief with you!” Because she wants to be a great Xia. So she later took the stolen Qingming sword and played a great Xia in the tavern who “a dragon flies from the desert without a trace”. The appearance of Qingming sword, Yu Xiulian and Li mubai was a great stimulus to Yu Jiaolong and stimulated her boundless desire and imagination. She seemed to see a more wonderful and “fun” dream. So her eyes lit up when she saw Qingming sword and Li Yu. So she pretended to be pure and asked, “is it fun to walk around the Jianghu?” So she said to the minions who were bothering her at the door of the tavern, “where’s fun?” She just wanted to play a game and lose her life.

However, in yujiaolong’s growth environment, Jianghu dreams are taboo and absolutely restrained. In fact, the night play that Lord Belle talked with Lord Yu had two purposes. One was to introduce the thought of Qingming sword and sword technique in detail, and the other was to show Lord Yu’s handling characteristics by Lord Belle’s words. Lord Baylor said to Lord Yu, “you should also have contact in the Jianghu. Only then can the nine sect commander be stable.” Adult Yu obviously disagreed. It can be seen that Lord Yu is an orthodox person who despises the Jianghu and will not allow his daughter to wander into the Jianghu. And Shiniang also said, “Yu Xiulian is a person on the road. Madam won’t let you mix with that passer-by.” It can be seen that Yu Jiaolong’s Jianghu dream was seriously suppressed by her parents, but the suppression of the environment only stimulated her rebellion. Compared with Li mubai and Yu Xiulian who put the “father” on her head, she hardly thought of the “father”. The reason why her parents chose marriage for her is that “Old Master Lu is not only a senior official in the court, but also three generations of Hanlin. If you can marry in the Lu family, it will be very good for my father in Beijing.” But yujiaolong will never sacrifice his happiness for his father’s future. Finally, she ran away from home and abandoned her parents, which fully showed that her parents were nothing in her eyes. What she follows is not morality but freedom. In fact, the pursuit of freedom is not the essence of Yu Jiaolong. Her essence is completely self-centered. She regards “I” as the highest and “what I want” as the highest. Life is a game. Those who follow me live and those who oppose me die. There is no faith, no bondage, only like and dislike, fun and not fun. In order to implement such logic, the only way out is, of course, the pursuit of freedom. So her saying is “I’ll mix with whoever I like”, “I’ll love when I love.” She told Yu Xiulian about her feelings: “real happiness is to live freely, choose the person you love, and love him in your own way.” The focus of this sentence is not love, but “yourself”. Her love is selfish. In fact, she loves herself and only regards the object of love as an object, which can be completely seen from her attitude towards Luo Xiaohu.

In the scene where the tavern abused the heroes, Yu Jiaolong’s illusory Jianghu dream reached a brilliant peak. At this time, she was holding the Qingming sword, indulgent and willful, like a master. She ate and drank well, and boasted to the sky with one enemy. And “let Li Yu and Jiangnan cranes bow their heads and beg for my pity”. She wants to be not only a great Xia, but also the first great Xia in the world. She just wants the false name of a great Xia, not the real chivalry. Long Shaoxia enjoys the infinite vanity brought by victory.

I was amazed at the favor and Favoritism of this story to Yu Jiaolong. She is evil, but also the most true. She messed up everything. Originally, the Qingming sword would be put on the shelf. Li mubai and Yu Xiulian had the opportunity to live a peaceful life, but her appearance caused a new bloodbath in the Jianghu. She deceived Yu Xiulian’s friendship and disturbed Li mubai’s heart. Li mubai intended to quit the Jianghu, but the appearance of Yu Jiaolong stimulated his most secret desire – to take an apprentice and pass on the mysterious female sword technique of Wudang. Obviously, Li mubai is also amazed and cherished by Yu Jiaolong’s talent and blazing. It is difficult to say whether he is more interested in “sword passing” or Yu Jiaolong. Obviously, he still imagined Yu Jiaolong as a pure and ignorant girl. He was too lax with her and said, “I believe the blue eyed fox has not killed your conscience.” He didn’t know that yujiaolong was much better than the blue eyed fox. In this sense, both Jiangnan crane and Li mubai’s teachers and disciples died of belittling women: Jiangnan crane is a sexist and an enemy of feminism. Out of the rules, they did not pass Kung Fu to the blue eyed fox, which caused death. Li mubai met Yu Jiaolong’s life wishfully and embarked on the uncle route of saving the lost girl. Finally, he was dragged to death indirectly. In fact, he underestimated Yu Jiaolong rather than underestimated it. It is precisely for this dangerous new desire to take Yu Jiaolong as an apprentice that Li mubai entangles Yu Jiaolong everywhere by taking the opportunity of recapturing Qingming sword. I also know that I can’t translate the story of martial arts films into real space, but I still can’t help but want to translate it: imagine an undergraduate teacher. Because a female classmate stole a whip from him, he went to the canteen, dormitory, teaching building and other places to block the female student, and said in vain, come and read my graduate student! Come to my graduate school! I don’t think I’m too sensitive. The video does focus on depicting the sexual relationship between Yu Jiaolong and Li mubai in the hidden place

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