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Hero

A film set in the times of the first emperor who united China, it is about a group of assassins who want to kill him and the man who protects the emperor from their schemes.

india Updated: Mar 23, 2003 11:35 IST
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Director: Zhang Yi Mou

A film set in the times of the first emperor who united China, it is about a group of assassins who want to kill him and the man who protects the emperor from them. At the height of China's Warring States period, the country was divided into seven kingdoms: Qin, Zhao, Han Wei, Yan, Chu and Qi. For years, the kingdoms fought to ascertain supremacy. The Kingdom of Qin was the most determined to win.

The Qin King was obsessed with conquering all of China and becoming her first Emperor. He had long been the target of assassins throughout the other six states. Of all the would-be killers, none inspired as much fear as the three legendary assassins, Broken Sword, Flying Snow and Sky. To anyone who defeated the three assassins, the King of Qin promised great power, mountains of gold and a private audience with the King himself.

But defeating the killers is a near impossible task. Finally a county officer, Nameless, came forward to meet the challenge. And finally though Nameless managed to kill the assasins, there was an unexpected twist in the tale….

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First Published: Mar 22, 2003 13:11 IST