Dazzling visuals, dizzying action and dastardly court intrigue mark this compelling costume epic set in 10th-century China. Chow Yun Fat stars as the Emperor, who gets involved in a power struggle with his three sons and his manipulative Empress (Gong Li). Liu Ye, Qin Junjie and Jay Chou stand out as the trio of backstabbing offspring. Directed and co-written by Zhang Yimou. Chung Man Yee received an Oscar nomination for his stunning costume design.
Action, Action & Adventure, Drama, Romance, World Cinema
Man Li, Jay Chou, Zhang Yu, Li Shuang, Zhang Wen, Ye Liu, Li Ming, Ni Dahong, Li Yufei, Gong Li, Yun-Fat Chow, Chen Xiaoyi, Qin Junjie, Li Geng, Chen Jin
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