The Treasure Hunter
|The Treasure Hunter
Official poster for The Treasure Hunter
Chang Hong Channel Film & Video Co.
|Chang Hong Channel Film & Video Co.
In the northwest desert where countless prosperous dynasties have flourished and fallen, there is a rumor that buried amongst the sand exists a tomb containing countless riches. A group of mysterious guardians have been guarding the map to the location of the treasure until a fierce rivalry erupts. A notorious international crime group, The Company, manage to hunt down the map keeper but not before he manages to pass the map to a young chivalrous man, Qiao Fei (Jay Chou).
Qiao Fei is forced to give up the map to save the life of his mentor's daughter Lan Ting (Lin Chi-ling). Teaming up with Hua Ding-bang (Chen Daoming), who is a famous archeologist, and Lan Ting they embark on a dangerous journey to recover the map and fight to protect the ancient treasure.
|Qiao Fei 喬飛
|Lan Ting 藍婷 (Guan Xiaotong as young Lan Ting)
|Pork Rib 排骨
|Master Hua Ding-bang 華爺（華定邦）
|Desert Eagle 大漠飛鷹
|Swords Thirteen 刀刀（刀十三郎）
The film was generally panned by critics.
According to Perry Lam of Muse Magazine, 'Chou plays his role with a mix of nonchalance and self-righteousness which is simply irritating. He fits perfectly into a movie that, though trying hard to be escapist entertainment, often approaches its material with utmost solemnity; anything resembling a laugh, let alone fun, is taken out.'
- The Treasure Hunter at the Hong Kong Movie Database
- Hong Kong Cinemagic: Treasure Hunter
- Ci Ling at the Internet Movie Database