The Emperor and the Assassin | 1999

Drama, Romance
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 ...more

Cast

... Lady Zhao

Actor

... Jing Ke

Actor

... Ying Zheng--King of Qin

Actor

... Dan--Prince of Yan

Actor

... General Fan Yuqi

Actor

... Marquis Xhangxin

Actor

... Lu Buwei

Actor

... Queen Mother

Actor

... Gao Jianli

Actor

... Qin Wuyang

Actor

... Prison Official

Actor

... Blind Girl

Actor

Company

Beijing Film Studio

Production Company

Centro Films

Production Company

China Film Co-production Corporation

Production Company

Production Company

Daewoo

Production Company

First Australian Completion Bond Company

Production Company

Synopsis

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.

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