- Original title
- Running time
- 116 min.
Zhang Yimou, Wei Li
Village Roadshow Pictures Asia, LeVision Pictures, Perfect Village Entertainment, Tencent Pictures, Bona Film Group, Tencent Pictures, Tianjin Maoyan Weying Media, Bodi Media Company
Action. Drama | Martial Arts
- Synopsis / Plot
- Pei is ruled by a wild, dangerous king (Zheng Kai). The king's military commander (Deng Chao) has fought bravely on the battlefield, but needs unique strategies to survive treachery in the king's court. He has cultivated a "shadow" (also played by Deng), a look-alike who can fool the king, as well as Pei's enemies, when deception proves necessary. Seeking final victory over a rival kingdom for control of the walled city of Jing, the king and the commander plot a secret attack. In training with his wife (Sun Li), the commander devises unconventional, lethal ways to use Pei's signature weapons and shields. The stage is set for an unprecedented battle.
: Venice Film Festival: Official Selection (Out of Competition)
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