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135 Ratings

The Emperor and the Assassin

Jing Ke ci Qin Wang

Directed by Chen Kaige
China, France, 1998
Drama, History


In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king’s cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.

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The Emperor and the Assassin Directed by Chen Kaige

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1999 | Winner: Technical Grand Prize

National Board of Review

1999 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

AFI Fest


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