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An Empress and the Warriors (2008)

Jiang shan mei ren (original title)
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)


(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Cheung Tan) | 1 more credit »

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Credited cast:
Yen Feier
Duan Lan Quan
Xiaodong Guo ...
Wu Ba (as Guo Xiao Dong)
Zhenhai 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)
Limin 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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Referenced in Yi Pao Er Hong (2011) See more »


Flying With Dreams
Music by Mark Lui
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Kelly Chen & Leon Lai
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much better than any many US boring movies
31 May 2008 | by (slimmy valley, US) – See all my reviews

i gave this movie 2 thumbs up. definitely an excellent movie, not considered romantic, but rather heroic, loyalty and teaches golden values in life. Donnie Yen is an excellent martial artist. i always have respect for him. it's always a pleasure to see him playing as a good man in movies. he deserves recognition in the States. i got tired of watching Jet Li & Jackie Chan all the time. no offense, but they are very very fun to watch, too. Kelly Chen is adorable, a quiet but strong character. and of course, it's good to see Leon Lai. no matter what other negative commentators, this movie is waaaay better than those of US' crappy scary movies such as: chainsaw, haloween, chucky, etc that has no points but repeating the same thing over and over again.

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