"Based on a True Story": Asia

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The First Emperor (2006 Documentary)
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The film narrates how Ying Zheng became the king of Qin state in 221 B.C. at 13 and finally the first Chinese Emperor. The excavated Terracotta Army finds, his wars, paranoia's, court intrigues and quest for immortality are also discussed. (110 mins.)
Director: Nic Young
 
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Red Cliff (2008)
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The first chapter of a two-part story centered on a battle fought in China's Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.). (146 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
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Red Cliff II (2009)
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In this sequel to Red Cliff, Chancellor Cao Cao convinces Emperor Xian of the Han to initiate a battle against the two Kingdoms of Shu and Wu... (142 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
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The Great Wall of China (2007 TV Movie)
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Channel 4 docudrama following the history of the Great Wall of China, from the earliest building of... (120 mins.)
Director: Nic Young
 
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Genghis Khan (2005 TV Movie)
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Genghis Khan, ruthless leader of the Mongols and sovereign over the vastest empire ever ruled by a single man, was both god and devil - not just in the Middle Ages, but for centuries to come. (58 mins.)
 
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Marco Polo (1982 Mini-Series)
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The life and experiences of the 13th-century explorer, who sought to connect the civilizations of China and Europe through trade. (504 mins.)
 
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The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)
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In 1856, the first U.S. Consul General to Japan encounters the hostility of the local authorities and the love of a young geisha. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
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The Last Emperor (1987)
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The story of the final Emperor of China. (163 mins.)
 
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Anna and the King (1999)
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The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s. (148 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
 
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Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
 
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Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
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True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet. (136 mins.)
 
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Kundun (1997)
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From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems. (134 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
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The Killing Fields (1984)
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A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians. (141 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
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Bandit Queen (1994)
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The movie tells the story of the bandit queen Phoolan Devi who was sent to prison in 1983 and got free in 1994... (119 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur