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The First Emperor (2006)

The film narrates how Ying Zheng became the king of Qin state in 221 B.C. at 13 and finally the first Chinese Emperor. The excavated Terracotta Army finds, his wars, paranoia's, court intrigues and quest for immortality are also discussed.

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Nic Young (teleplay)
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Cast overview:
James Pax ... Emperor
Ji Wang Ji Wang ... Queen Dowager
Hi Ching ... Li Ssu
Vincent Wong Vincent Wong ... Lu Buwei
Tony Tang Tony Tang ... Xu Fu
Tom Wu ... Lao Ai
Richard Ng ... Chief Minister
Liu Tie Yong Liu Tie Yong ... Jing Ke
Samuel West ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Robin Yates Robin Yates ... Himself - McGill University (as Prof Robin D.S. Yates)
Jeffrey Riegel Jeffrey Riegel ... Himself - University of California, Berkeley (as Prof Jeffrey Riegel)
Roel Sterckx Roel Sterckx ... Himself - Lecturer in Chinese Studies, University of Cambridge (as Dr Roel Sterckx)
John Emsley John Emsley ... Himself - University of Cambridge (as Dr John Emsley)
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The film narrates how Ying Zheng became the king of Qin state in 221 B.C. at 13 and finally the first Chinese Emperor. The excavated Terracotta Army finds, his wars, paranoia's, court intrigues and quest for immortality are also discussed.

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English

Release Date:

16 February 2006 (UK) See more »

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For those who are historically ignorant to a superior culture
26 October 2006 | by justine-penderSee all my reviews

What can I say !!!! Firstly I fell in awe for the history of a country I visit for one night infrequently,to perform Karaoke!!!! James Pax appeared the archetypal Emperor-commanding,all powerful and seducer of all be it land,ladies or Luddite's! I now through this yearn to learn more about this great,spiteful,forward thinker with a dream that became reality much to the detriment of his enemies Even in death he lives albeit a restricted view of what he envisaged James Pax - I thank you ! ( It does appear that James Pax in the past has been a supportive actor,however in this role he depicts what I see as an honest and real portrayal of an inspired ruler with aspirations yet with the constant watchful eye behind him. Even his portrayal as the spoilt son shows us what may happen even in the "normal"world -murder of the siblings!!)


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