Sun Valley (film)

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Sun Valley
Directed by He Ping
Produced by Fung Kwok Ma
Starring Zhang Fengyi
Music by Zhao Jiping
Cinematography Yang Lun
Edited by Hong Yuan
Distributed by Media Asia Distribution
Release date(s)
  • 1996 (1996)
Running time 114 minutes
Country China
Hong Kong
Language Mandarin

Sun Valley (Chinese: 日光峡谷; pinyin: Rì guāng xiá gǔ) is a 1996 Chinese film directed by He Ping. Along with his film, Swordsmen in Double Flag Town, Sun Valley is considered one of He Ping's "Chinese westerns."[1] The film stars Zhang Fengyi as The Avenger, a mysterious hero who arrives at the eponymous valley to await his enemies.

Sun Valley was a Chinese-Hong Kong co-production[2] between the China Film Co-Production Corporation, Xi'an Film Studio, Media Asia and Huanya Film Corporation. It was He's first film funded by outside sources.[1] The film was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival where it won an Honourable Mention.[3]



The film is released in 1996 by Media Asia Distribution and later In the U.S by Miramax on Television, and was not released on DVD and VHS, only on VCD released by Mei Ah (HK) in 2008. This film is to be one of the most RARE Chinese films ever directed by He Ping. Although the film is unavailable on Netflix And Is available only on hulu plus which they rated it R for violent content & brief sex scene in the film.


  1. ^ a b Zhang, Yingjin & Xiao, Zhiwei (1998). Encyclopedia of Chinese Film. Taylor & Francis, p. 183. ISBN 0-415-15168-6.
  2. ^ Riding, Alan (1996-02-22). "Berlin Fires Up Its Film Festival". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1996 Prize Winners". Retrieved 2012-01-01. 

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