House of Flying Daggers (2004) Script

You've done enough for me.

Please leave.

Don't worry about me.

We've come this far. I can't leave you now.


I hope you're not seriously wounded.

We agreed there would be no more fights.

Why did government soldiers turn up?

The general sent them.

They don't know you.

The general?

How did the general get involved?

This case is important. I had to report it.

The general is taking over.

The soldiers didn't have to be that aggressive.

The general ordered it.

He said we need real blood to draw the 'Flying Daggers' out.

Even if the blood is mine?

Jin, the soldiers' lives and our lives are worth nothing to him.

You don't know how I felt as I killed our own men.

I feel worse. I am tortured.

You?

I truly regret taking on this mission.

I've followed you all the way.

Endured many sleepless nights.

My heart grows heavy when I think about what lies ahead.

Is there no other way to do this?

The general said:

It's the only way to expose the 'Flying Daggers'.

Jin, you should know, there are more soldiers ahead.

What!

The general sent them.

They don't know you either.

You must stop them.

There is nothing I can do.

The order given to these soldiers is 'Fight to kill'.

If you don't kill them they will kill you.

Take care.

I quit!


Where have you been?

I have a question for you.

What question?

Are you for real?

What do you mean?

Do you feel anything for me?

Don't take this so seriously.

I want to know.

I'm a free spirit, like the wind, always moving.

The wind never thinks too much.

I want the wind to stop and think.

The wind cannot stop.

Not even for me?

The wind breezes through without a trace.

Now you understand why I'm called Wind.

Fine, go and be the wind.

I don't need you anymore!


I don't care if you're true or not, I have to leave.

I want to end this.

Are you going alone?

I'd like to be the wind for once.

Where will you go?

Who knows. Whichever way the wind blows.

Aren't you going back to the 'Flying Daggers?

Do you want me to go back?

I've left them, why would I return?

Thank you for all you've done for me.


It's you.

Go.


You said the wind could not stop.

A playful wind stops at will.

You shouldn't have come back.

I came back, for you.


Nia!

Mei, you're back.

Who will believe the madam of Peony Pavilion is the leader of the Flying Daggers!

I behaved badly that day. Please forgive me.

Did I look like a real madam?

Very much so.

What do you think of Mei?

What do you mean?

I mean her personality, of course.

She's passionate.

Go on.

She may be blind, but she's very bright.

Hardly anyone can match her.

Not even I.

Do you care for her?

You are asking...?

A man and a girl traveling all alone, what else could I be talking about?

Mei is a rare beauty.

I care for her a lot.

Then, I shall act as the matchmaker for you two to marry.

Marriage is a big deal. This is too sudden.

She's not a good match for you?

On the contrary.

Mei is from a respectable family.

I'm just a humble swordsman.

Our old leader loved his daughter dearly.

Now I've become the new leader, it's my duty to find her a good husband.

I haven't been able to find anyone within the 'Flying Daggers' who would be a better choice than you.

What do you say?

I accept your offer.

Our House is much obliged to you.

You've done us a great favour.

Please accept my gratitude.

With much pleasure.

What is going on?


Where are our soldiers?

They were ambushed.

You were both plotting to catch me by following Mei.


You're not blind?

Are you the old leader's daughter?

He has a blind daughter.

She doesn't know martial arts, so I pretended to be her.

If you had known the truth, would you have followed her here?

It's all been an act.

Who are you, really?

My name is Mei.

I'm just one of many girls in the House of Flying Daggers.

That's enough. Take him out.

You wait here.

I want to finish him off myself.

Move.


Stop.

Do you have anything to say?

You're not Nia, the new leader.

You're right.

Of course I'm not Nia.

Nia wouldn't show herself so easily.

Who are you then?

That is not important.

Nia sent me to finish this matter.

You've done a good job, Leo.

We've never met before, but I know you by reputation.

Three years ago, we planted you as a mole in the government.

You've accomplished much in that role.

I failed to protect our old leader from being assassinated.

Nia knew that you were away on duty.

There was nothing you could do.

I'm grateful for her understanding.

We need to win this battle against the government troops.

You and Mei have successfully set up a trap for the general.

Well done.

I'll report to Nia and have you rewarded.

It's my duty.

Please tell Nia the general has led all his best soldiers towards us.

Be careful.

Don't worry. Nia has a good plan.

There is one thing I don't understand.

What's that?

Who sent Mei on this mission?

Nia did.

Has Nia ever considered my feelings?

What do you mean?

I haven't seen Mei for three years.

Now I have to watch her flirt with another man.

It's not the first time Mei's used her beauty to aid our cause.

I've heard about your feelings for her.

Do you still love her?

We're facing a battle that will decide the fate of the 'Flying Daggers'.

The troops are closing in.

This is not the time for love.

All right.

I will let you see Mei.


You haven't changed.

I'm still Mei.

It's been three years.

Finally, we're alone together.

I know.

You saved me during the battle with the soldiers.

Thank you.

You don't need to thank me.

I would do anything for you.

I know.

You've risked everything going undercover to win honour and to impress me.

You're the only one who understands me.

I was all alone for three years.

You were in my mind every single moment.

My love for you was all I had to keep me going.


Do you love him?

You knew the plan.

It was only an act between you and him.

There is no future for you two.

Do you understand?


Nia!

You can't force a woman against her will.

Do not pull this dagger out.

I'm sending you back to keep spying for us.

You will be more convincing with a dagger in your back.

You must leave immediately.

Yes, Ma'am.

I have sacrificed three years for you.

How could you love Jin after just three days?

Mei, I also have a task for you.

Jin is of no use to us anymore.

Take him out and kill him.

Leo plays a crucial role for us.

We can't let Jin ruin our plan.

You must kill him to prevent any future trouble.

You know our rules.

Yes, Ma'am.


I left you in order to save your life, but you still followed me.

Please don't blame me.

If your plan succeeded many in the 'Flying Daggers' would die.

You wouldn't let me go either.

It would be me on my knees, waiting to die.

You're right.

If I won, I wouldn't let you go.


Go.

How will you explain this to Nia?

That's my business.

Why don't you come with me?

Deep in your heart, you have a secret.

I guess there is a man you find hard to leave behind.

Yes, a man who's saved my life many times.

Was it he who helped us in the last battle?

Yes.

Then he has saved my life too.

Do you still love him?

When can we see each other again?

We cannot.

We belong to two opposing sides.

If we meet again, one of us will have to die.


A decisive battle is imminent.

You and I are just pawns on a chessboard.

Nobody cares if we live or die.

Let's go away together and roam the world, as free as the wind.

We'll wander around alone.

Come and go without a trace, like a playful wind.

No, a carefree wind.

Just you and me.

Come with me, please.


Are you going with him?

Why?

You're the love of my life.

You don't have to love me, but you can never go with him.

Otherwise you'll die.

Mei,

you've forced me to kill you.

I knew you would do this.

You knew and you went anyway. Why?

Why did you go?

Why did you go? Why?

To be free... like the wind.


Mei.

Mei!

Mei.

Turn...

What?

Turn...

Turn around?

Look behind you.


You're a member of the 'Flying Daggers'.

You're right.

You're the one who loves Mei?

Yes, I love her truly, while you are only playing a game.

If you love her, why kill her?

It's all your fault.

My fault?

I warned you but you wouldn't listen.

If I can't have her, no one will.

She has betrayed me because of you.

You must die!

Fine.

You kill Mei, you must die too!


Mei.

Let him go.

If you kill him,

I'll kill you with this dagger.

Mei! Don't pull the dagger out!

If you do your blood will drain and you will die.

You must not do it!

Mei, I'm closer to him.

He will hit me first.

You cannot save me with your dagger.


Mei!

Mei!

You shouldn't have come back...

I came back for you, my love...


A rare beauty in the North.

She's the finest lady on earth.

A glance from her, the whole city goes down.

A second glance leaves the nation in ruins.

There exists no city or nation that has been more cherished than a beauty like this.