Raining in the Mountain

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Raining in the Mountain
Directed by King Hu
Written by King Hu
Starring Hsu Feng
Release date
  • 11 July 1979 (1979-07-11)
Running time
120 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Mandarin

Raining in the Mountain (simplified Chinese: 空山灵雨; traditional Chinese: 空山靈雨; pinyin: Kong shan ling yu) is a 1979 Hong Kong-Taiwan drama film directed by King Hu. The film was selected as the Hong Kong entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 52nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1]

The film tells the story of a Ming Dynasty monastery on a mountain. A general and an esquire each employ martial artists to help steal a handwritten scroll of Tripitaka hidden in the monastery's library. Meanwhile, the abbot of the monastery looks for a successor.



The temple featured since the first scene of the film is the world famous Bulguksa located in Gyeongju in South Korea Gyeongsangdo. Its architecture is typical of Korean temples, not Chinese ones.

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  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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