Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Running Time: 98 min
Directed By: Chris Nahon
Written By: Jet Li (story), Luc Besson
Cast: Jet Li, Bridget Fonda and Tchéky Karyo
Movie Release Date: 6 july 2001
Kiss of the Dragon is an action movie released in the year 2001. This movie was made keeping in view the demands of Jet Li’s fans for another stunt movie from him. Most of the action scenes in the movie are based on martial arts.
In the movie, Jet Li is an intelligence officer in China and is sent to investigate into affairs of one of the Chinese officers in Paris. But when he reaches there, the story takes a turn and the officer under investigation, with the help of two prostitutes, manages to get Li accused for the charge of his murder. Li somehow manages to team up with one of the prostitutes, who wants to rescue her daughter, and proves himself clean. He also rescues the prostitute’s daughter and kills the officer at a place known as Kiss of the Dragon. This is how the movie gets its title.
There are a number of difficult fight scenes in the movie. Most of them were done without the aid of safety wires which makes them a must see!
The movie had a more than average rating but it was banned in China as it showed negativity about Chinese culture. It still managed to generate revenue more than double its investment.