The Emperor and the Assassin (1999)

Emperor and the Assassin
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 41mins.
Genres Drama, Romance, Historical
Keywords epic
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Philip Lee Associate Producer n/a 171 3000009
Park Sunmin Associate Producer n/a 171 3000010
Wang Peigong Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Hiromitsu Furukawa Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Tsuguhiko Kadokawa Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Ltd Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co Producer funding 3 3000005
Han Sanping Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Chen Kaige Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Bai Yu Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Zhou Xinxia Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tao Jing Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Zhang Jinzhan Production associate director 120824 25000001
Zhao Fei Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Wang Chao Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Zhang Xijue Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Yang Haiquan Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Inc Nippon Herald Films Producer funding 3 3000004
Satoru Iseki Producer n/a 3 3000003
Wang Zhiwen Actor Marquis Xhangxin 1 1000006
Chen Kaige Actor Lu Buwei 1 1000007
Gu Yongfei Actor Queen Mother 1 1000008
Lu Xiaohe Actor General Fan Yuqi 1 1000005
Sun Zhou Actor Dan--Prince of Yan 1 1000004
Zhang Fengyi Actor Jing Ke 1 1000002
Li Xuejian Actor Ying Zheng--King of Qin 1 1000003
Zhao Benshan Actor Gao Jianli 1 1000009
Ding Haifeng Actor Qin Wuyang 1 1000010
Chen Kaige Producer n/a 3 3000001
Shirley Kao Producer n/a 3 3000002
Liu Jiacheng Segment Director martial arts director 120884 2000002
Chen Kaige Director n/a 2 2000001
Pan Changjiang Actor Prison Official 1 1000011
Xun Zhou Actor Blind Girl 1 1000012
Gong Li Actor Lady Zhao 1 1000001
A romantic tale set in feudal China during the 3rd century B.C. which centers around the story of an ambituous king, Ying Zheng, 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. 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 Yang, his great obstacle to unification. However, before the plan can be fully realized, Ying Zheng discovers a painful secret about his birth. This stunning revelation triggers the cold blooded instinct within him. He has anyone who might have knowledge of his true lineage killed. He then plots an attack on Lady Zhao's beloved homeland.