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The Treasure Hunter aka Ci Ling (刺陵) is a 2009 Taiwanese action film. It is directed by Taiwanese director Chu Yin-Ping and stars Jay Chou and Lin Chi-lingChing Siu-tung served as action director.


In the northwest desert where countless prosperous dynasties have flourish and fall, there is rumor of a treasure of unbelievable riches buried among it. A group of mysterious guardian have been guarding the map to the location of the treasure until a fierce rivalry erupted. A notorious international crime group, The Company hunted down the map keeper and before they managed to secure the map, the keeper passed the map to a young chivalrous man Ciao Fei (Jay Chou).

Ciao Fei was forced to give up the map to save the live of his mentors daughter Lan Ting (Lin Chi Ling),. Teaming up with Hua Ding Bang (a famous archeologist) and Lan Ting they embark on a dangerous journey to recover the map and fight to protect the ancient treasure.[2]

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review by . November 15, 2011
Some Treasures Are Better Left Buried A Few Thousand Years
Conflict, conflict, conflict.  At the heart of every great story, there is a conflict.  Sometimes, this is a conflict between characters.  Sometimes, it’s a conflict between opposing points of view.  Still other times the conflict can be internalized, wherein one character struggles against all odds to achieve a sort of personal best or mythic destiny.  Whatever shape the conflict comes in, some version of it is necessary to push a plot forward – to move characters …
review by . April 08, 2010
posted in ASIANatomy
Popcorn Archaelogy, Martial Arts and Mysticism...in One Commercial Package!
   It is really hard for me to say that director Kevin Chu’s and award-winning (Almost a Love Story) writer Ivy Chu’s “TREASURE HUNTER” is a successful film; it has some recognizable faces, some fun action sequences and a crowd-pleasing atmosphere but it comes a lot short of expectations. While not as “SUCK-tacular” as “Twilight New Moon” it sure isn’t as great as other martial arts adventure movies that I’ve become so familiar …
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