"The Emperor and the
Directed by Chen Kaige
Gong Li stars as the lover of the
King of Qin (Li Xuejian), sent to enlist an assassin to assist the King's
plan to unify the seven kingdoms of 3rd-century China. When she falls in
love with the assassin (Zhang Fengyi), the dreams of a dynasty are
threatened. A vibrant, seductive epic from the director of Farewell My
Concubine and Temptress Moon. "Chen Kaige's The Emperor
and the Assassin is a stunner--as big and messy as a war, as small and
perfect as a diamond" (Stephen Hunter, Washington Post).
Mandarin with English subtitles. 161 minutes.