Jade Warrior
Fantasy

Jade Warrior

Number 1 in the Finnish box office

Release in China: October 24 in 200 copies

Almost every nation has its own national epic, which is based on old folk tales and wisdoms. They each give their own version of how the nation and the world was born. And they present the heroes of the nation.

Kalevala
The Finnish national epic is called Kalevala. It is a cavalcade of stories of Finnish heroes, collected by the author Elias Lönnrot from the singers of oral poetry. Most of the singers were women and the basis of Kalevala can be found in their poems. Kalevala tells about men who long for the love of a woman, in vain. It is a sad story of heroes who can do anything in the world, but who are incapable with love. This is what makes Kalevala so essentially Finnish.

But not just Finnish! Elias Lönnrot edited a lot out of the Kalevala. Everything that didn’t fit his idea about Finnishness. There is one particular hero that Lönnrot left unmentioned. A man with the knowledge and skills of two nations, the man who connects Finnish and Chinese ancient mythologies...

Sampo
The Finnish prophecies tells that the land far north was cold. Life was harsh for its people. The Great Mistress of the North promised a famous Chinese smith a young bride, if he would forge a mill to produce welfare and happiness to the folk in the North. The smith met with the pride, and forged the Sampo. He gave it to the Mistress of the North, but she still denied him his bride. The bride however liked the smith and had advised him to forge a magic lock into the Sampo. Only a son of his own flesh and blood would be able to open it. So the smith was given his bride, and he took her far into the South, to the Province of Shansi where he was from. There they had a son...

Sampo remained in the North, but was soon stolen. The Chinese prophecies tells about a creature living in the swamps up North. It has waited for its time to come. It has waited for the birth of iron and the Sampo forged by the smith, which can bring heaven on earth. Or hell. This demon will try to bring hell on earth, because in hell the demon will live forever.
But the smith has a son, a hero who has the knowledge and the skills of two nations. He will rise up against the demon. Will he win? That the prophecy does not foretell...

Jade Warrior
Jade Warrior - the first Finnish Kung Fu film - combines Finnish and Chinese mythologies into one film. Jade Warrior is a homage to Kung Fu genre strongly spiced with a truly original approach to Finnish national epic Kalevala. Like Kalevala Jade Warrior is a pure melodrama. A story of Kalevala's greatest hero.

7000 years ago in ancient China, a love struck swordhero fights against his destiny. He wanted another chance to be reunited with his loved one and he got that chance, in a far away place and a far away time, in the cold north, in modern Finland.

Jade Warrior is set in ancient China early iron age and present day Finland. The past is feeding the story in present day, slowly revealing our warrior his real origin, his superiour skills and his destiny.

Synpopsis
Jade Warrior combines Finnish and Chinese mythologies into one film. Jade Warrior is a homage to Kung Fu genre strongly spiced with a truly original approach to Finnish national epic Kalevala. Like Kalevala Jade Warrior is a pure melodrama. A story of Kalevala's greatest hero.

Thousans of years ago in ancient China, a love struck swordhero fights against his destiny. He wanted another chance to be reunited with his loved one and he got that chance, in a far away place and a far away time, in the cold north, in modern Finland.

Jade Warrior is set in ancient China early iron age and present day Finland. The past is feeding the story in present day, slowly revealing our warrior his real origin, his superiour skills and his destiny.
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