I believe its a different director. Its more of a love story than a fight film. Still there's a bit of martial arts in the film, I didn't think it was over the top though?
I was pointing out the remarkable cinematic beauty, done in an unusual way which I thought qualified it as "Luminous landscape" subject.
I don't know how they filmed the picture. The colors, contrast, saturation, etc. have never looked so pure in traditional film to me. I wonder if it was shot in some high res digital.