Title: 书皮 Painted Skin
Director: 陈嘉上 Chen Jiashang (Gordon Chen)
Cast: 甄子丹 Zhen Zidan (Donnie Yen)、周迅 Zhou Xun、陈坤 Chen Kun (Aloys Chen)、赵薇 Zhao Wei (Vicki Zhao)、孙俪 Sun Li、戚玉武 Qi Yuwu
Lenght: 103 min
Language: Chinese (Mandarin)
Subtitles: Chinese (simplified characters)
The story is adapted from the ancient Chinese classic "Ghost Stories" (聊斋志异).
During the Chin and Han era, Commander Wang Sheng leads his troops in a raid on bandits in the desert, in the process he rescues a beautiful woman and brings her back with them. However he has no idea that this woman (Xiao Wei) is in fact a fox spirit in human form. Xiao Wei needs a regular supply of human hearts to maintain her human form, and the task falls on her helper Xiao Yi - a desert chameleon who's also taken on human form and has the special ability to melt into his environment. To prove his love and devotion to Xiao Wei, he carries out a spate of murders in order to provide her with human hearts; this terrorizes the whole city.
Meanwhile Xiao Wei has fallen in love with Wang Sheng, after being impressed with his gallant attempt in rescuing her. She keeps trying to seduce Wang in an effort to steal him from his wife Pei Rong.
Pei Rong finds out about Xiao Wei's feeling for her husband; she also discovers that Xiao Wei is not human, so she secretly approaches martial expert Pang Rong and demon catcher Xia Bing for help...
Subsequently a drama unfolds that delves into intricate emotions and relationships between man and demon, love and passion, loyalty and temptation, treachery and integrity, ending in a finale with a surprising twist.
Order No.: 47.0297