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THE EMPEROR AND THE ASSASSIN

In Competition – Feature Films
Directed by :
Kaige CHEN 
Country:
JAPAN, FRANCE, CHINA
Duration:
160.00 minutes
  • Grand Prix de la Commission Supérieure Technique, 1999

Synopsis

During the third century B.C., an ambitious King, Ying Zheng is obsessed with unifying all of China and becoming its first emperor. To this end, he embarks upon a reign of terror and brutality against anyone standing between him and his destiny.
Hoping to contribute in some way to Ying Zheng's dream of Chinese unification Lady Zhao, his lover from childhood, devises an intricate fake assassination plot against Ying Zheng which, when " uncovered ", will provide him with a legitimate excuse to invade the neighboring kingdom of Yan, his greatest obstacle to unification.
When Ying Zheng discovers a painful secret about his birth, it triggers the cold blooded instinct within him to kill anyone who might know...He then directs a bloody attack on Lady Zhao's beloved homeland.
Unable to accept his ruthlessness any longer, Lady Zhao is now forced to turn against her lover and, from the neighboring kingdom of Yan, she supports the plot to assassinate Ying Zheng...
Kaige CHEN

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