Hero (China, 2002)

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  • Hero (China, 2002)
  • World Movies admin
  • April 4, 2016

This beguilingly beautiful and furiously fast-paced Chinese action epic stars Jet Li as an unnamed third century BC swordsman. Oscar-nominated and widely critically acclaimed, it was also the most expensive, and highest-grossing, picture in Chinese history at the time.

An unnamed warrior alleges he has slain the three assassins that threaten the life of the Chinese Emperor, displaying their weapons before him as evidence. He recounts his story to the suspicious Emperor, with director Yimou Zhang employing stunning visuals to illustrate this sprawling tale of warriors, the quest for peace and the trials of love.

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