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The Emperor and the Assassin

Jing ke ci qin wang

directed by Chen Kaige
France 1998
  • 162 min
3.3
117 Ratings

Synopsis

In the 3rd Century BC, Ying Zheng, heir to the Kingdom of Qin, seeks to dominate the remaining six Chinese kingdoms. Ying’s strategy is to seem invincible. Ying sends his concubine Zhao to the Han Kingdom as a spy, to enlist an assassin he can conquer.