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 separate kingdoms fought ruthlessly for supremacy.
The King of Qin, the most determined of all, was obsessed with conquering all of China and becoming her first Emperor. But he had long been the target of three legendary assassins, Broken Sword, Flying Snow and Sky.
To anyone who defeated the three assassins, the King promised great rewards. But for ten years no one came close to claiming the prize. So when an enigmatic county sheriff, Nameless, came to the palace bearing the legendary weapons of the slain assassins, the King was impatient to hear his story. Sitting in the palace, only ten paces from the King, Nameless told his extraordinary tale...
What the critics are saying:
"...those who liked Crouching Tiger should love Hero, but if you found the former film emotionally uninvolving, you'll feel even chillier here."- Nev Pierce, BBCi Film"Led by director Zhang Yimou and dazzling cinematographer Christopher Doyle, the unseen Hero production team has made what just might be the most artistically sophisticated, most formally beautiful martial arts film the genre has seen."- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times"It's not too much to say that Hero is one of the most ravishing spectacles the movies have given us."- Charles Taylor, Salon.com
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