Ying xiong (Hero) (2002)
Yimou Zhang
Two thousand years ago, the King of Qin campaigns to bring the other six kingdoms under his power into a new united China - but his ruthlessness has won him many enemies, including the three deadly assassins Broken Sword.
Learning that they have all been killed by a lowly, nameless sheriff, Qin grants this mysterious man a rare audience within ten paces of the royal throne to hear the story of how he managed to defeat such bold warriors. The sheriff duly tells his tale of swordsmanship and stratagem giving a complex definition of what it is to be a hero.
Chinese with English subtitles
CH FILM 7 On request