Kiss of the Dragon (2001) - Synopsis

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Martial arts and cinema action superstar Jet Li and visionary filmmaker Luc Besson (Léon (1994), Fifth Element, the (1997)) join forces on KISS OF THE DRAGON. Li plays Liu Jiuan, China's top government agent, who arrives in Paris from Shanghai to carry out a sensitive, top-secret mission. Liu is in Paris to assist Richard (Tchéky Karyo), an unorthodox police official with a small army to back him up. The mission goes horribly wrong, as the man Liu had come to help, betrays him.

Liu becomes trapped in a vast and deadly conspiracy - accused of murder he did not commit, and on the run in a city he doesn't know. With nowhere to turn, Liu is thrown together with an American woman, Jessica (Bridget Fonda), who Richard has forced into prostitution. As Jessica and Liu go up against the cunning and ruthless adversary who set their respective traps in motion, Liu makes a promise to Jessica that could compromise his career - and even his life.

Twentieth Century Fox presents a Europa Corp. production, in association with Quality Growth International Ltd, Current & Immortal Entertainment and Canal +, starring Jet Li, Bridget Fonda and Tchéky Karyo in KISS OF THE DRAGON. Chris Nahon directs the film, from a screenplay by Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen, based on a story by Jet Li. Luc Besson, Jet Li, Steven Chasman and Happy Walters are the producers. The director of photography is Thierry Arbogast, AFC; the production designer is Jacques Bufnoir, and the editor is Marco Cave. The action director is Cory Yuen, and the sound designer is Vincent Tulli. Original score is by Craig Armstrong, and the co-producer is Bernard Grenet.