Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon script
Synopsis: In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior (Chow Yun-Fat) gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover (Michelle Yeoh) to deliver to safe keeping, but it is stolen, and the chase is on to find it. The search leads to the House of Yu where the story takes on a whole different level.

INT. TE'S STUDY - DAY

Yu and De Lu approach the study.

DE LU:

Sir Te said to leave the sword in

here.

De Lu opens the door and is startled to find a young woman

inside. The woman is studying the sheets of calligraphy

hanging on the walls.

DE LU:

Who are you?

JEN:

I'm your guest today. I am Governor

Yu's daughter.

DE LU:

This is Sir Te's study. You are

here to...

JEN:

I was looking for a quiet corner.

DE LU:

I am Sir Te's head servant. And

this is another of our guests.

INT. TE'S STUDY - DAY

Yu gently lays the sword, still in its sheath, in Jen's hands.

JEN:

It's heavy for such a thin piece of

metal!

YU:

The handle is heavy. And the blade

is no ordinary metal. Still, the

sword is the lightest of weapons.

You're just not used to handling it.

JEN:

But I have had much practice. As a

child in the West, a platoon lived

with us. They'd let me play with

their weapons. The scabbard is so

beautiful.

YU:

Beautiful but dangerous. Once you

see it tainted with blood, its

beauty is hard to admire. It's 400

years old.

JEN:

Exquisite! You said it belongs to...

YU:

My friend Li Mu Bai. He's given it

to Sir Te as a gift.

JEN:

Li Mu Bai! The famous warrior?

Why would he give his sword to Sir

Te?

YU:

You're too young to understand.

JEN:

You're a sword fighter too?

Yu yanks the sword out of the sheath. An eerie sound

resonates within the study. Jen is even more impressed.

YU:

Yes, I am. But I prefer the

machete. Certain moves, however,

call for a sword.

JEN:

Really?

Yu puts the sword back in the case.

JEN:

(longingly)

It must be exciting to be a fighter,

to be totally free!

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Hui-Ling Wang

Hui-Ling Wang is a writer and actress, known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Lust, Caution (2007) and Eat Drink Man Woman (1994). more…

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