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124 Ratings

The Emperor and the Assassin

Jing Ke ci Qin Wang

Directed by Chen Kaige
China, 1998
Drama, History


In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king’s cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.

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The Emperor and the Assassin
Directed by Chen Kaige

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1999 | Competition

1999 | Winner: Technical Grand Prize

Toronto International Film Festival

1999 | Masters

National Board of Review

1999 | Winner: Top Foreign Films


1999 | Grand Jury Prize

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