At the height of China's Warring States period, the country was divided into seven kingdoms: Qin, Zhao, Han Wei, Yan, Chu and Qi. For years, the separate kingdoms fought ruthlessly for supremacy. The Qin King was obsessed with conquering all of China and becoming her first Emperor. He had long been the target of three legendary assassins.
To anyone who defeated the assassins, the King promised great power, gold and a private audience with the King himself. For ten years no one came to claim the prize. So when the enigmatic county sheriff, Nameless (Jet Li
), came to the palace bearing the legendary weapons of the slain assassins, the King was impatient to hear his story. Sitting in the palace, only ten paces from the King, Nameless told his extraordinary tale. But then something unexpected happened - the King had a different story to tell of how Nameless really came to sit there.
In the center of the intrigue sits Nameless and the ruler of the Kingdom, with only ten steps between them. Within those ten steps holds an earth-shattering tale of love, honor and duty, a story that moves beyond the reaches of history.
I was amazed and entralled all the way through... and very confused. besides being in tears at the the end I did understand alot of it. But probably like most people I had to watch it again to understand it.
to all the people who thought this was a good "action" movie, its not...its a movie about the history of china...i heard there was many mistakes in this movie,(historic mostakes) and many people from china didn`t think it was good. to me it was an excellent movie, well acted. i didnt expect the movie to be poetic, i thought the movie contains lots of fight scenes. but i was wrong, i loved it even though many of the fight scenes were "really" fake. im just saying this movie is a must see. i`ve seen it 10 times lol
like many others, I also thought this movie was very very confusing. but even though it didnt make much sense, I still enjoyed it because of the beautiful colours and leaps and all the other things that looked like poetry. ****