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ROSETTA

ROSETTA

Jean-Pierre DARDENNE, Luc DARDENNE

Country : Belgium, France

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THE STRAIGHT STORY

David LYNCH

Country : United states, France

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In Competition – Feature Films

THE EMPEROR AND THE ASSASSIN

Directed by : Kaige CHEN

Country : JAPAN, FRANCE, CHINA Length : 160 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.
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Credits

Kaige CHEN - Director

Kaige CHEN - Script / Dialogue

Peigong WANG - Script / Dialogue

Fei ZHAO - Cinematography

Jiping ZHAO - Music

Xinxia ZHOU - Film Editor

Juhua TU - Set decorator

Casting

Kaige CHEN - Lu Buwei

Xuejian LI - L'empereur

Feng Yi ZHANG - L'assassin

Li GONG - Lady Zhao

Yang Fei GU - La reine mère

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Distribution

E.N.S LOUIS LUMIERE - T: 33 (0) 1 48 15 40 10

In Competition – Feature Films Released on Kaige CHEN

THE EMPEROR AND THE ASSASSIN

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 em...
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