Helen Ma (centre) takes no prisoners in a scene from the 1971 martial arts cult classic Deaf and Mute Heroine. Helen Ma (centre) takes no prisoners in a scene from the 1971 martial arts cult classic Deaf and Mute Heroine.
Helen Ma (centre) takes no prisoners in a scene from the 1971 martial arts cult classic Deaf and Mute Heroine.

Like spaghetti Westerns starring Clint Eastwood, an amoral drifter leads cast of Deaf and Mute Heroine

  • In a break with martial arts film convention of the time, Helen Ma’s character is a tough, independent heroine and just as ruthless as her male adversaries
  • Wu Ma, best known for acting in A Chinese Ghost Story, directed many wuxia and kung fu films, and his action scenes here are filled with energy and imagination

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Helen Ma (centre) takes no prisoners in a scene from the 1971 martial arts cult classic Deaf and Mute Heroine. Helen Ma (centre) takes no prisoners in a scene from the 1971 martial arts cult classic Deaf and Mute Heroine.
Helen Ma (centre) takes no prisoners in a scene from the 1971 martial arts cult classic Deaf and Mute Heroine.
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