Erster kurzer Teaser Trailer zu The Warrior and The Wolf vom chinesischen Regisseur Tian Zhuang Zhuang nach einer Kurzgeschichte des japanischen Schriftstellers Yasushi Inoue. Die Hauptrollen übernehmen (passend zum Produzentenmix) Maggie Q und Joe Odagiri. Der Film wird Mitte September auf dem Toronto International Film Festival gezeigt, erste Reviews sollten also bald einflattern.
Synopsis via Toronto International Film Festival:
In the Era of the Warring States, before the unification of China, thousands of soldiers are dispatched to fight the enemy and conquer nomadic tribes. Sent to remote regions at the edges of the known world, the soldiers encounter many adversities, and the brutal challenge of survival often brings out the worst human instincts. But valiant Lu Chenkang (Joe Odagiri) belongs to a different breed. He is brave, loyal and extremely skilled in the art of war. Nevertheless, he is kind-hearted and averse to murder. Though he has a pet wolf cub, he keeps his own animal instincts at bay.
When his commander and friend, General Zhang Anliang (Tou Chung-hua), is badly wounded just before the incipient winter, Lu takes over command of the troops. Forced to find shelter in the village of the mysterious Harran tribe, he discovers a beautiful young woman (Maggie Q) hiding in his refuge. A widow shunned into solitude, she has a fierce personality and fights Lu in every way she can before surrendering to his passionate embrace, having fallen for him against her better judgement. She seems to possess the strange ability to take his mind to a place where memories collide with dreams and legends – a place where humans were once wolves.