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
Zhang Yu, Ye Liu, Qin Junjie, Yun-Fat Chow, Chen Xiaoyi, Li Shuang, Ni Dahong, Zhang Wen, Gong Li, Jay Chou, Li Ming, Li Geng, Man Li, Chen Jin, Li Yufei
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