The Emperor & The Assassin
Who's head shall I ask for today?...
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)
Where's it showing?
Li Gong, Fengyi Zhang, Zhou Sun, Xiaohe Lu, Zhiwen Wang, Kaige Chen, Yongfei Gu
|Screenplay||Kaige Chen, Peigong Wang|
|Produced by||Beijing Film Studio, China Film Co-Production Corporation, Le Studio Canal, NDF, New Wave Company, Pricel, Shin Corporation|
|South African Media|
|Cape ArgusNazma Dreyer||5|
|Cape TimesAllan Glogauer||15|
|The StarJanine Walker||16|
|Die BurgerHerman Wasserman||15|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Gemma Files||5|
|Box Office (USA)Ed Scheid||13|
|Total Film (UK)Ceri Thomas||5|
|Film Review (UK)James Cameron-Wilson||15|
|Average .. 58%||12|
|Gustav Scholtz (31) ||18|
|Average .. 90%||18|
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