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From the acclaimed director of Farewell, My Concubine comes THE EMPEROR AND THE ASSASSIN a visuallystunning epic, exploring the devastating price one country pays for peace and one man pays for power. Ying Zheng, the King of Qin, has one driving ambition: to unify China's seven kingdoms into one magnificent empire. Impressed by her lover's convictions, Lady Zhao (Gong Li) helps Ying Zheng concoct an assassination plot that would justify the conquest of Qin's most powerful enemy. When Ying Zheng's peaceful mission explodes into a brutal holocaust, a disillusioned Lady Zhao is forced to question her loyalty and her lover's destiny.
This is an amazing movie on so many levels - the story, the script, the acting and decorations...a true masterpiece.Published 1 month ago by happymom
I liked Farewell my Concubine, so I would want to try more films by Kaige. But this one seemed to me very irregular, in certain moments was a masterpiece, in others I felt it like... Read morePublished 7 months ago by celyen mazorra
This is an excellent film. It takes a few liberties with history but for the most part manages to accurately portray China as a country at constant civil war just prior to its... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Charles B. Lemak
"The Emperor and the Assassin" is a fascinating story that really happened in China before the King of Qin went about the hard work of uniting the existing seven states... Read morePublished 22 months ago by B. Bratton