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About The Emperor and the Assassin

Rating:
R
Year Released:
1998
Format:
35mm
Genres:
Drama
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Set 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 an unparalleled reign of terror and brutality against all who he believes stand between him and his destiny. For sheer size, cost, and authenticity, the film became the new benchmark for making historical epics. The film recorded the largest budget of any independently financed Chinese film to date. It was nominated for the Palme d’Or and won the Technical Achievement Award at the Cannes Film Festival. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Contains mature content

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