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An Empress and the Warriors (2008)
"Jiang shan mei ren" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  19 March 2008 (Hong Kong)
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After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.


(as Tony Ching Siu Tung)


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Credited cast:
Kelly Chen ...
Yen Feier
Duan Lan Quan
Xiaodong Guo ...
Wu Ba (as Guo Xiao Dong)
Zhenghai Kou ...
Teng Bochang (as Kou Zhen Hai)
Weihua Liu ...
King Yan (as Liu Wei Hua)
Shan Zhang ...
King Zhao (as Zhang Shan)
Zhi-Hui Chen ...
Diao Erbao
Jie Yan ...
Prince Zhao (as Yan Jie)
Bo Zhou ...
Ao Jia (as Zhou Bo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bing Bo ...
Unnamed character (as Bo Bing)
Guoyi Chen ...
Yan's official (as Chen Guo Yi)
Kang Chen ...
Assassin (as Chen Kang)
Liang Chen ...
Unnamed character (as Chen Liang)
Li Min Deng ...
Yan's deputy (as Deng Li Min)


Can a kingdom change its nature? Yan, one of the Ten Kingdoms, is constantly at war. Yan's emperor dies from a battle wound and a general's treachery. His successor is unclear: his daughter Feier, who would be the kingdom's first empress; his favorite, Xuehu, a warrior of noble heart but not noble blood; and, Hu Ba, the ambitious traitor. Xuehu is Feier's protector and teaches her how to be a warrior queen. Hu's followers plot her failure, first in a kidnapping plot, then in a coup. Feier is saved from the kidnap attempt by Duan Lanquan, an ingenious hermit with a shrouded past. He treats her wound and gives her a vision of a different kind of kingdom. Can his dream become hers? Written by <>

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Action | Drama | Romance | War

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Rated R for some battle violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 March 2008 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

A yan királysága  »

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What a beautiful and romantic movie!
16 March 2008 | by (China) – See all my reviews

Someone will point out the plot has some flaws, yet it doesn't matter for me to enjoy one of the most exciting two hours in my life! The movie is full of bold imagination, amazing depiction of ancient wars and the great actions of superhero. Donnie Yen in the last scene is just the Mars and there have never been a character in the cinematic history as heroic as him! You will be touched to cry when Leon Lai and Kelly Chen ride the fire balloon to watch such a splendid landscape of beautiful China! The scene that Leon Lai is going to fly with his fire balloon and Kelly Chen hurried to catch up with him, with the accompany of the Orphean strains of the theme song, will become one of the most romantic scenes in Chinese cinematic history! Believe me, take your beloved to watch this movie at weekend and you will love each other more!

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