- Country: China, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, USA
- Genres: Action, Comedy
- Release: 2011-03-18
- Director: Wuershan
- Writers: Changhe An , Luoshan Ma , Que Tang , Jiajia Zhang
- Language: Mandarin
- Stars: Masanobu Andô , Swanson Han , Xiaoye Liu , Hou Xiang
- Runtime: 92 min
- Awards: 3 wins & 3 nominations.
- AKA: The Butcher, The Chef and the Swordsman (Germany) , ソード・ロワイヤル (Japan) , The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman , Dao jiàn xiào (China) , Leave It to Cleaver , Dao jiàn xiào
- Plot: THE BUTCHER, THE CHEF AND THE SWORDSMAN follows the journey of a mystical blade as it passes through the hands of three ambitious men. As the interwoven story unfolds, they find that the blade possesses the power to dramatically change the fate of each of its owners. The Butcher is a simple man in love with a beautiful courtesan, but is rebuffed each time he approaches her. The Chef is a handsome loner obsessed with seeking vengeance for the slaughter of his family. The Swordsman, the son of a legendary warrior, is consumed by the desire to eclipse his father in both power and fame. Their stories comes full circle as each man takes possession of the mystical blade and discovers its double edge--- the great power it bestows is matched by even greater danger.
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