I believe it was Zhukov who was unsure whether this movie was american-made or not. It is definitely not, I went to the movies yesterday and there's a big sign out front saying "Please take note: Hero is presented entirely with subtitles". Also, on the poster, every name other than Tarantino's is Asian. The movie is also, however, #1 at the box office right now. Whether it's any good or not, it's nice to see the folks supporting some more varied movies.