The Emperor & The Assassin


A sweeping true historical epic set at the dawn of the Chinese empire. The King is set upon uniting China, and his lover since childhood helps him with this plan, believing that unity will strengthen China against the enemies surrounding them. They concoct a plot to have an assassination attempt against the Emperor, to provide justification for attacking a neighbour. However, as the Emperor becomes increasingly despotic, his lover finds her herself drawn more and more to the hired assassin.
The film has won international awards. Mandarin with English subtitles.


161 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence) .
Drama, Romance
Who
Who's head shall I ask for today?...

Credits

Cast
Li Gong, Fengyi Zhang, Zhou Sun, Xiaohe Lu, Zhiwen Wang, Kaige Chen, Yongfei Gu
Director
Kaige Chen
ScreenplayKaige Chen, Peigong Wang
MusicJiping Zhao
CinematographyZhao Fei
Sound formatsDTS
Made in1999
Produced byBeijing Film Studio, China Film Co-Production Corporation, Le Studio Canal, NDF, New Wave Company, Pricel, Shin Corporation

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Nazma Dreyer
5
The Cape Times
Allan Glogauer
15
The Star
Janine Walker
16
Die Burger
Herman Wasserman
15
eye Weekly
Gemma Files
5
Box Office
Ed Scheid
13
Total Film
Ceri Thomas
5
Film Review
James Cameron-Wilson
15

What the People say

Internet
572 Netizens
16

Average .. 58%

12

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Gustav Scholtz (31) 18

Average .. 90%

18




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