Green Snake

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Green Snake ★★ 1993

Combo of mysticism and action based on a Chinese fable. Green Snake (Cheung) and Son Ching (Wong) are actual reptiles who have been practicing taking human form. When self-righteous Buddhist monk FaHai discovers them, he thinks it's a sin to tamper with the natural order. The snakes don't appreciate his lack of compassion and plot destruction. Cantonese with subtitles. 102m/C VHS, DVD . HK Maggie Cheung, Joey Wong; D: Tsui Hark.