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Sword of the Assassin (2012)

Thiên menh anh hùng (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | 20 January 2012 (Vietnam)
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Nguyen Vu is the sole survivor of his family who was executed by the empress of Vietnam. Upon discovering that his family may have been framed for crimes they did not commit, he sets out to bring justice and clear his family name.

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Victor Vu

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Victor Vu
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Credited cast:
Huynh Dong Huynh Dong ... Nguyen Vu
Midu Midu ... Hoa Xuan
Khuong Ngoc Khuong Ngoc ... Tran Tong Quan
Minh Thuan Minh Thuan ... Su Phu
Kim Hien Kim Hien ... Hoa Ha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mai Anh Mai Anh ... Co Gai Dien
Van Anh Van Anh ... Vuong Gia
Tuan Binh Tuan Binh ... Nguyen Vu Luc Nho
Nguyen Chau Nguyen Chau ... Ong Chu Quan Nuoc
Ba Cuong Ba Cuong ... Vuong Thien
Le Ngoc Han Le Ngoc Han ... Vua Le Thai Tong
Thu Hang Thu Hang ... Me Nguyen Vu
Jayvee Mai The Hiep Jayvee Mai The Hiep ... Le Dai Nhan
The Hung The Hung ... Cha Nguyen Vu
Le Ngoc Huynh Le Ngoc Huynh ... Lao Gia Dien
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Nguyen Vu is the sole survivor of his family who was executed by the empress of Vietnam. Upon discovering that his family may have been framed for crimes they did not commit, he sets out to bring justice and clear his family name.

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Unfortunately "Sword of the Assassin" is a plagiarized movie
19 October 2015 | by lyphatkySee all my reviews

To answer many viewers who thought "Sword of the Assassin" looks like of Chinese origin, it is because IT'S COPIED from Chinese origin. In Vietnam "Sword of the Assassin" is widely known to have plagiarized from several Chinese and Korean movies. This is the same movie called "Blood Letter" but the filmmakers switched the title to "Sword of the Assassin" after Vietnamese social media exposed the plagiarism. It's a big scandal in Vietnamese language media and social media. Some Vietnamese language links: Youtube video "Vietnamese American movie director plagiarize more movies"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z0tYECq_ZA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SGx04TL4SM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0y8YdFddrM

Now you know the reason why everyone said how "Chinese" the movie is. Historical influence is no excuse for modern plagiarism, look at Korean movies they had same historical influence but didn't plagiarize and developed a unique Korean cinema. The director had a history of plagiarizing foreign movies and claiming author, particularly he was the first filmmaker investigated for plagiarism by Vietnamese cinema regulators and found to have plagiarized "Shattered"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WttzaJg2WdI

The Vietnamese subtitles in the "Sword of the Assassin" expose video say after the director was found guilty for plagiarizing "Shattered", he now copies from different movies and combine to make it harder for the public to find out original source.


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Vietnamese

Release Date:

20 January 2012 (Vietnam) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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