Everyone looking for a more toned-down, stylish yet amusing war film should have a go at it. Remember that the first half our is a bit rough around the edges, things will get only better after that.
Warriors of Heaven and Earth
Tian Di Ying Xiong
2003 / 120m - China
The Swordsman in Double-Flag Town
1991 / 91m - China
If you've seen other films by Ping He, you know that even though this is a martial arts film, it's not big on action. Instead He takes his time to introduce the characters. The setting and cinematography are fine, the drama and acting not so much. It's a bit of a tortured film, though there are some stand-out moments.