The Assassins

The Assassins

From the year 198 BC, Cao Cao (Chow Yun Fat), Prime Minister of the Han Dynasty, ventured into the east and conquered China's biggest warrior Lu Bu, terrifying every ambitious warlord across the country. After taking the Han Emperor under his wing, Cao crowns himself King of Wei. He built a Bronze Sparrow Island to symbolize his power and rumors spread that he'd replace the Emperor. Meanwhile, young fans Mu Shun (Hiroshi Tamaki) and Ling Ju (Liu Yi-Fei) are taken from the prison camp into some hidden grave , where they spend five years together, training as assassins for a secret assignment. From the year 220 BC astronomical signs predict shift. Consequently, Cao's son Cao Pi (Yau Sam-Chi) and Cao's followers urge Cao to become the new Emperor - but as yet not known opposing forces plot against him.
Release: 2012-09-26
Genres: Drama, History
Duration: 107 min
Country: China
Production: N/A