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Ashes of Time (Hong Kong, 1994, 100 min.). In ancient China, swordsman Ouyang Feng (Leslie Cheung) retreats to the desert to recover from the sting of an affair gone wrong. With a hardened heart, he subcontracts out killings to bounty hunters, who face their own dilemmas on the road to redemption. Tony Leung, Brigitte Lin, and Maggie Cheung also star in this martial arts epic. Featuring stunning choreographed fight sequences, Ashes of Time is “an excursion into the realm of pure cinema,” The New York Times.