Set during China's Three Kingdom's era (AD 220-280). The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it. The king, violent and ambitious, of mysterious methods and motives; his general, a visionary who yearns to win the final battle but needs to prepare his plans in secret; the women of the palace, who struggle to find redemption in a world where they have no place; and a commoner called "Lord of all the world", will be the characters around who turn the inexorable forces of this story.Written by
The film is shot in tones of black and white, to illustrate the interplay between light and dark and to follow the style of Chinese ink wash paintings. See more »
Your mind's elsewhere, a distracted mind means shaky breathing. Shaky breathing means no firm steps. How will you survive without firm steps?
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cinema as an art
I just watched this movie a few hours ago and i am still dizzy.
The lack of background colors and the almost constant rain add to the complex intrigue.
Until the end, one does not know where the director will take us.
It is beautifully crafted, the action is realistic, the acting is perfect.
This is another "Chef d'oeuvre" from Zhang Yimou.
It will be one of these few movies which I shall watch again.. and again, with the same pleasure
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