The only work of the late writer Kim Dung has only a movie version but does not appear the character Tay Thi.
Xi Thi is one of the four great beauties of China in ancient times and is also a character in the Kim Dung story. However, she did not appear in the film adaptation in 1986..
The most beautiful beauty in Kim Dung’s swordplay
“Viet women sword” is a martial arts short story by the late writer Kim Dung, first published in 1970. The context of the story takes place after Viet Vuong Cau Tien was defeated by Ngo Vuong Phu Sai. “Vietnamese woman sword” is just a short story, not listed by Kim Dung in his 14 main book series. In this work, Kim Dung finds another approach to describe Tay Thi.
Shaping the character A Thanh by Ly Trai Phuong in “Vietnamese woman sword”.
The main character is a goatherd girl named A Thanh, and Tay Thi only appears once at the end of the story, but the image is highlighted by A Thanh. The story tells that every year the swordsmen of the Wu country come to Vietnam to compete in swords and they have a very welcoming attitude because their swordsmanship has completely overwhelmed the excellent swordsmen of Vietnam. That made Pham Loi very sad.
On the way to take Tay Thi to pay tribute, Pham Lai fell in love with her, so that was also the motivation for him to carry out a plan to help Cau Tien destroy Ngo. One wants to destroy Wu to take revenge and claim the world, and another wants to destroy Wu just to reunite with the beautiful woman soon. In that sad mood, Pham Lai met A Thanh.
A Thanh is a goat herder girl in Vietnam. Every day, a white ape fights her with a tree in the meadow to play, accidentally through reflexes when fighting, she learns a kind of superior swordsmanship. Once by chance Pham Lai witnessed the scene where A Thanh used a bamboo stick to blind all the Wu swordsmen, because they teased and killed her goats.
The movie “Vietnamese woman sword” has only two main characters, A Thanh and Pham Lai, but does not appear Tay Thi.
Pham Lai stood up to the goat temple for the girl and invited her home. A Thanh said she loved the goats and couldn’t bear to see them being slaughtered. 3 years later, when Gou Tien defeated Ngo, his army lost the battle. Pham Lai led a thousand soldiers into the Quan Oa palace of Ngo Vuong. When he was happy to see Tay Thi again, he heard the sound of goats and A Thanh’s echoing outside demanding to kill Tay Thi.
A Thanh knows Pham Lai loves Tay Thi and is with her. The female swordsman broke through the guard’s barrier to the place where the lovers were about to kill. However, she realized that Tay Thi was too beautiful and touched people’s hearts, so she left. Just through this small detail, Kim Dung has shown the beauty of the most beautiful beauties in ancient China. After that, Pham Lai left everything behind, took Tay Thi to go sailing on Thai Ho, cut off all ties with the outside world, and lived a free and free life.
“Vietnamese women sword” makes many filmmakers afraid to remake the second version for many reasons.
The work “Vietnamese women sword” is less attractive to filmmakers. Because this is just a short story, the details are not as many and complicated as other Kim Dung novels. The 1986 adaptation was only 20 episodes long, not enough to satisfy TV audiences. On the other hand, the character line in the story is also quite meager, only revolving around three main characters, Pham Lai, A Thanh and Tay Thi. Meanwhile, Kim Dung’s other works such as “God Condor Dai Hiep”, “Ỷ Thien Do Long Ky”, “Thien Long Bat Bo”… have a massive character line, creating an attraction for the audience. viewers.
The work was only once adapted by the station in 1986 and this version does not include Tay Thi. However, the character is one of the Four Great Beauties of ancient China, appearing many times in other films and literary works, unrelated to Jin Yong.
Video: Trailer of the movie “Vietnamese woman sword” in 1986.
Casting is also a difficult problem for producers. A Thanh – the main character of the story is described as a girl who is both beautiful and has strong martial arts. It is not easy to find an actress with beauty and talent like Ly Trai Phuong to play the role of A Thanh.
The head of the Four Great Beauties of China
Tay Thi whose real name is Thi Di Quang is the leader of the Four Great Chinese Beauties. According to records in history books, Tay Thi is so beautiful that it makes all things ecstatic and infatuated. Just seeing her, birds flying in the sky are too busy looking at her to forget to flap their wings, fish are too busy looking at her silhouette and forget to swim. Unfortunately, she was quickly dragged into the brutal war between the two countries Ngo and Vietnam.
Sketch of the portrait of the great beauty Tay Thi in history.
After the country of Ngo was destroyed, Tay Thi completed the mission of a loving daughter to bring glory to Vietnam. However, after returning, the outcome of this character has not yet been unified. There is a theory that, after the Wu state perished, Tay Thi was thrown into the river. However, the identity of the person who had the heart to drown this great beauty is still open. According to the book “Dong Chu Liet Quoc Chi”, Tay Thi was killed by the wife of Viet Vuong Gou Tien. Because after destroying Ngo country, killing Ngo Vuong Phu Sai, Cau Tien triumphantly returned to Vietnam and took Tay Thi with him. Gou Tien’s wife said that Tay Thi is “something that causes disaster in the country, should not be kept”.
Whether real people in history or just fiction, the love affair of Pham Lai and Tay Thi is a topic often exploited in cinema and many beautiful people are “chosen to send gold” to represent this legendary character. . On the screen, Tuong Can Can was named the most beautiful Tay Thi in history. Her delicate and seductive beauty, red cheeks, bright eyes like stars, and her shy, watery gaze won the hearts of many people, especially the male audience who loved the image of a gentle pearl. .
She “Tay Thi” Tuong Can Can was named the most beautiful in history.
In addition, Dong Tri Chi played the role of Tay Thi in the work of the same name at the age of 23. Her Asian beauty makes many people fascinated. After the film was released, Dong Tri Chi quickly became famous, the actress was named the person “closest to the beauty of Tay Thi”. So far, few people have played the role of a great beauty with the same beauty and personality as Dong Tri Chi’s version of Tay Thi.