The Assassins 铜雀台 ~ Chinese Movies&TV


Today let’s take a brief introduction of a famous Chinese movie named “The Assassins”.The Assassins, originally entitled “Bronze Sparrow Terrace”, is a Chinese historical drama film directed by Zhao Linshan, starring Zhou Runfa as Han Dynasty warlord Cao Cao. The film, released on September 26, 2012, focuses on Cao Cao’s life in his later years. The workgroup is consisted of excellent supporting members of Zhang Yimou’s The Flowers of War, namely, Zhao Xiaoding, Tao Jing, Xi Zhongwen, Mei Linmao and Yohei Taneda.

Basically based on history, The Assassins also combined with made-up stories, which makes it a historical drama as well as a wuxia movie. The story goes like this: between the late 190s and 200s during the Eastern Han Dynasty, Cao Cao defeated Lv Bu and other rival warlords to gain supremacy in northern China. In 216, Cao Cao forced Emperor Xian to grant him the title of a vassal king, “King of Wei”. Cao Cao then had the Bronze Sparrow Platform constructed as a display of power. Meanwhile, Mu Shun and Lingju, a pair of young lovers who have undergone five years of training as assassins in a prisoner-of-war camp, are preparing to accomplish a secret mission.


赵林山Zhào Línshān: a famous director in China.
汉朝hàncháo: was an imperial dynasty of China, preceded by the Qin Dynasty (221–207 BC) and succeeded by the Three Kingdoms (220–280 AD).
曹操Cáo Cāo:a warlord and the penultimate Chancellor of the Eastern Han Dynasty who rose to great power in the final years of the dynasty.

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