The secret of the blind master
|German title||The secret of the blind master|
|Original title||Circle of Iron|
|Country of production||United States|
|Age rating||FSK 16|
Richard R. St. Johns
The Secret of the Blind Master (original title: Circle of Iron , also known as The Silent Flute ) is an American fantasy film from 1978. The film was never released in Germany and was first shown on October 31, 1986 on television .
The warrior Cord is looking for the book of wisdom that is in the possession of the legendary Zetan. While traveling in an exotic world that is culturally a mixture of East Asia and an ancient Europe, he repeatedly encounters the mysterious blind master who carries a large bamboo flute with him.
The lexicon of international films describes the work as a “spooky fantasy film with kung fu elements and ironic Far Eastern wisdom” and says: “Whether the weird comedy of the story is intended cannot always be determined with certainty. "
- The film was nominated for the 1978 Saturn Award in the Best Foreign Film category.
- The film is based on a script by Bruce Lee , who originally wanted to shoot the film in India with James Coburn . Years after Bruce Lee's death, the story (modified slightly) was finally filmed in the desert areas of Israel . However, according to Bruce's wife, Linda Lee Cadwell , the film was far from what Bruce had imagined.
- In addition to the blind master, David Carradine plays three other roles, an ape-man, a nomad king and death - all four roles were supposed to be played in Bruce Lee 's original project .