The Shaolin Temple

Synopsis: The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor, who killed his father. The monks have to help him, and in the process, they save the true emperor, who rewards them greatly. Based on a true story from Shaolin folklore, but highly fictionalized.
Genre: Action, Drama
Director(s): Hsin-Yen Chang
  1 nomination.
95 min


the three youngsters are still outside.

It's already the fifth day.

It's raining heavily.

If they don't go,

they'll fall from exhaustion


Ask the masters here for a discussion

Those 3 guys came for martial arts

They've knelt outside for 5 days.

Though we don't teach outsiders,

They're determined; rules can be changed.

What do you think

No. Great Master is still in the chamber.

This concerns the temple's reputation.

We ought to make the decision carefully.

You're getting weak!

Maybe you should go back.

I must learn in Shaolin how to take revenge

I'll stay or die.

Are all the masters here,

aware of the fact that...

we've knelt there for 5 days

They know it.

They're having a meeting about it.

Can't be decided till Great Master's out.

Sister Wumei,

You should meditate with me in temple

Because of your student Miaozuihua,

I'm dealing with Wudong...

hopefully to avoid a massacre.

I understand your idea.

I'm afraid that Miao's son, Fang Shiyu...

won't give up.

I've thought about it.

Calamity is sure;

question is how to avert it!

Shaolin martial art has to be smooth

It has got to be all pervasive

Not stopping even during tough times

Now I should go out from the chamber.

The Great Master is out.

Great Master, the 3 youngsters are here

I'm aware of that

I thought about the temple's future inside.

Learning martial art is forbidden by law,

Shaolin martial arts will come to an end

Soon there'll be great damnation

I just realized after the heavy rain

Though the martial arts here is strong...

it's tough, shielding the government's attack.

To preserve the Shaolin MartiaI Art,

we have to spread it out to people,

so that it won't be lost through time.

To ensure that it carries on...

we have to get more outside students.

Heixin, open the door of the temple,

Let the 3 young fellows in.

Great Master, if we do this...

anyone can get in and out of this temple

This sacred place will be ruined

We have no choice.

Stand up

I won't if you don't accept me.

Come in first and we'll talk.

Fong Shiyu, Hu Heigan, Hung Xiguan

As students, you must follow the rules

You can't go out

until you've learnt it all

You've knelt outside for 5 days

you guys are really determined

Since you've got into the tempIe,

you must toss aside your hatred for now.

If you don't follow the rules, you're out.

Manyue, lead them to the South Garden


Come, let's go.




Miss Yan Yongchuen...

is an old friend.

I'm meeting her here.

She'll take us to a fishing village nearby

we'll eat and take a rest.

Yongchuen,they're my good brothers

Hu Dedi, Li Sekai,

Fang Dahung, Ma Caoxin, MaFuyi

For the foundation of lord Zhen,

we're the only ones left.

Hiding at

Miss Yan's village is fine for now

where else do we find sheIter

in this vast worId

Lord Zhen sent us to contact Shaolin...

Rebel Qing and restore Ming Dynasty

We can go and stay at Shaolin temple

I agree. I've heard...

Shaolin temple is taking in outsiders

I think we won't be rejected.

Fuyi, you don't wish to go there

It's not Iike I have a choice.

I'm just thinking,

For those who join the Qing Dynasty,

They're rich and doing weII there.

MaFuyi,lwhat's your point

What did I say

We're the only ones left to do this.

Don't argue anymore.

Dedi, you know how to get to Shaolin

This is quite a good idea.

My teacher Wumei is in chambers there.

I can take you there.

Let's go to Shaolin Temple.

We've knelt for 3 days,

we didn't even see a single monk

Lin Guanrau, I'm leaving. It's ridiculous!

Don't care even if I were made God inside

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