GenreAction, Drama ScreenplayKing Hu WriterKing Hu LanguageMandarin
Release date11 July 1979 (1979-07-11) CastTung Lam (Chiu Ming), Hsu Feng (White Fox), Paul Chun Pui, Ng Ming-Choi (Gold Lock) Similar moviesDirected by King Hu, Set in monasteries, Action movies
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.
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.
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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.