OF TIME CAST & STORY
동사서독 캐스트 & 스토리
Brigitte Lin (임청하) - Mu-rong Yin/Mu-rong Yang
Leslie Cheung (장국영) - Ou-yang Feng
Maggie Cheung (장만옥) - The Woman
Tony Leung Chiu Wai (양조위) - Blind Swordsman
Jacky Cheung (장학우)- Hung Chi
Tony Leung Ka Fai (양가휘) - Huang Yao-shi
Charlie Yeung (양채니) - Young Girl
Carina Lau (유가령)- Peach Blossom
STORY OF ASHES OF TIME (FROM ASHES OF TIME PHOTOBOOK)
(played by Leslie CHEUNG is a native of White Camel Mountain.
Brought up by his elder brother.
Ouyan's ambition is to become a famous swordsman.
But faced with a choice between the woman he loves and maritial adventures, he chooses the lattter.
Frustrated, the woman (Maggie CHEUNG) marries his brother.
After ten years of
adventures, Ouyang, now a cynical and materialistic middleage man
goes to the desert and opean an inn.
He becomes an agent for killers, hiring youg but pinniless swordmen with a buming passion for fame to odo the dirty work of others.
Ouyang has a close
friend, HUANG Yaoshi (Tony LEUNG Kar-fai), who, like Ouyang,
also has a sad love story to tell-he once had an unconsummated affair with the wife of his best friend at Peach Blossom Land.
Huang comes to drink with Ouyang every year at the peach blossom season.
Afterwards, he goes to White Camel Mountain to visit the woman Ouyang loved. The woman has a ten-year-okd boy now and still thinks of Ouyang a lot.
A year ago, outside Fusu
City, Huang met and befriended a man who called himself MURONG Yang (Brigitte LIN Ching-hsia).
Huang jokingly promised that he'd marry his sister. They made an appointment to meet her, but Huang did not turn up.
Now MURONG Yin (also played by Lin), Yang's
sister, comes to Ouyang. She wants him to kill Yang for her
because he wouldn't allow her t obe with Huang. As soon as she
leaves, Yang and offers a handsome amount to Ouyang for the life
It is obvious that Yang loves his sister passionately.
But as the conversation carries on, Ouyang cannot but suspect that Yin and Yang are in fact the same person with two personalities.
(Charlie Young) comes to Ouyang, begging him to avenge her
brother. But all she has are a basket of eggs and a mule.
Ouyang rejects her, but she insists on waiting until someone who'll help her comes along.
A down-and-out swordsman with failing eyesight (Tony LEUNG Chiu-wai) from Peach Blossom Land offers himself to Ouyang for a killing job. He needs money to go home to see the peach blossoms bloom once more before he turns blind. He left home because his wife (Carina LAU) had fallen in love with hise best friend, who turns out to be Huang.
demonstrates his martial arts skill by defeating a proud samural.
He then agrees to fight a gang of horse thieves for the
During the combat, the sun suddenly turns dark-actually it's the swordsman going blind completely. He is slaughtered.
A year later, Ouyang,
out of curiosity, pays a visit to Peach Blossom Land. There
aren't any peach blossoms.
Instead, he meets the swordsman's wife, who turns out to be called Peach Blossom.
Hong Qi (Jacky CHEUNG) is fast with his
sword. Ouyang immediately hires him to fight the horse thieves.
Hong smashes them. He also kills the group of swordsmen
responsible for the death of the young girl's brother over the
price of an egg, which makes Ouyang very unhappy. Hong's wife has
followed her husband to the desert begging him to take her on his
martial adventures. Hong complies in the end and the couple
At their departure, Ouyang suddenly feels very jealous and for the first time, starts to reflect on his lift.
The woman whom Ouyang
loved dies out of sickness. Just before her death, she asks Huang
to take a magic wine to Ouyang, which makes one forget one's
past. Drinking half a jar of the wine, Huang, indeed, starts to
lose his memory.
Despite this, he can never forget the woman-he's destined to always fall in love with some other person's woman...
A few years later, Huang returns to Peach Blossom land and leads a hermit's life.
Meanwhile, Ouyang receives a letter informing him of the woman's death. It is signed Ouyang Ke, who claims to be the woman's son.
Ouyang leaves the desert. He is returing to White Camel Mountain.
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