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The Emperor and the Assassin (荊柯刺秦王) is a 1999 Chinese historical romance film made in the People's Republic of China. The movie was directed by Chen Kaige and stars Gong Li, Zhang Fengyi, Li Xuejian, and Zhou Sun. The common transliteration of the film's Chinese title is "Jing ke ci qin wang". The movie was very well received critically and won the Technical Prize at the Cannes film festival in 1999. The Emperor and the Assassin poster from http://www. ... The Emperor and the Assassin poster from http://www. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Chen Kaige (Simplified Chinese: 陈凯歌; Traditional Chinese: 陳凱歌; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chen Kai-ko) (born August 12, 1952) in Beijing) is a famous Chinese film director. ... Gong Li Gong Li (Simplified Chinese: 巩俐; Traditional Chinese: 鞏俐; pinyin: ) (born December 31, 1965) is a Chinese film actress. ... The Palais des Festivals in which the festival takes place. ...

In China, during the Warring States era, the king of the State of Qin (Li Xuejian), later known as Qin Shi Huang, will stop at nothing to become emperor. To conquer the State of Yan he sends Lady Zhao (Gong Li), his concubine, to find Jing Ke(Zhang Fengyi), a skilled swordsman and assassin for hire. When the time arrives, the king would kill him instead, so he can get a reason to invade Yan. During the process, Lady Zhao falls in love with Jing Ke and her feelings for the king of Qin turn into hatred after he destroyed her homeland, leading her and Jing Ke to plan to actually assassinate the king. Alternative meaning: Warring States Period (Japan) The Warring States Period (traditional Chinese: 戰國時代, simplified Chinese: 战国时代 pinyin Zhànguó Shídài) takes place from sometime in the 5th century BC to the unification of China by Qin in 221 BC. It is nominally considered to be the second part of the Eastern... The Qin empire in 210 BC, during the Qin Dynasty. ... Qin Shi Huang (秦始皇) (November or December 260 BC-September 10, 210 BC), personal name Zheng, was king of the Chinese State of Qin from 247 BC to 221 BC, and then the first emperor of a unified China from 221 BC to 210 BC, ruling under the name First Emperor. ... State of Yan (small seal script, 220 BC) Yan (pinyin: yan1, simplified Chinese/traditional Chinese: 燕) was a state during the Western Zhao, Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods in China. ... Jing Ke (Chinese: 荊軻; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ching Ko) was a guest residing in the estates of Dan, crown prince of Yan and renowned for his failed assassination of the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang who reigned from 221 BC to 210 BC. His story is told in the chapter...

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The climax of the movie is the confrontation between the assassin and the king, and between the king and Lady Zhao.
The Emperor and the Assassin tells us the story of Ying Zheng (Li Xuejian), who unifies China (at least for a short time; his dynasty lasted only 15 years), his companion from early youth, Lady Zhao (Gong Li), and an assassin, Jing Ke (Zhang Fengyi), she hires in an elaborate plot to further Ying's ambition.
Emperors and Assassins is unquestionably gorgeous and enigmatic, but it's useful to have heroes one can care about, all of whom are comfortably absconding from this flick.
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