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The Assassins (2012)

Tong que tai (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History | 26 September 2012 (China)
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Set in the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history, the story focuses on Cao Cao in his old age, exploring the areas of military tactics, love, and the relationship between father and son.

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Linshan Zhao

Writer:

Bin Wang
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Cao Cao
Yifei Liu ... Diao Chan (as Liu Yi Fei)
Hiroshi Tamaki ... Mu Shun
Alec Su ... Emperor Xian (as Su Youpeng)
Annie Shizuka Inoh ... Fu Empress (as Annie Yi)
Terry Chiu Terry Chiu
Lu Yao Lu Yao ... Dr. Ji (as Yao Lu)
Dahong Ni ... (as Ni Da Hong)
Jeff Bao Jeff Bao ... Lv Bu
Kar-Ying Law ... (as Luo Jia Ying)
Samuel Pang ... Cao Xiu
Lv Joache Lv Joache
Xinyuan Hu Xinyuan Hu ... Young Ling Ju (as Hu Xinyuan)
Jieyi Liu Jieyi Liu ... Young Mu Shun (as Liu Jieyi)
Qing Guo Qing Guo ... Ji Mao (as Guo Qing)
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Set in the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history, the story focuses on Cao Cao in his old age, exploring the areas of military tactics, love, and the relationship between father and son.

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Drama | History

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

26 September 2012 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

The Assassins See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Bronze Sparrow Terrace was built by Cao Cao as a banquet hall where musicians and dancers would entertain his guests. See more »

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Excellent period drama
9 January 2013 | by dworldeaterSee all my reviews

The Assassins is a epic drama in The Three Kingdoms period in ancient China. Centering on Wei Kingdom warlord Cao Cao played wonderful by Chow Yun Fat. This film focuses on military tactics, politics ,and relationships of Cao Cao in his later years. This deals with Cao Cao 's relationships with his son, the emperor as well as a love triangle between his would be assassin /concubine and her lover. Really, a good character study of Cao Cao and well done drama . The sets, cinematography, costumes and acting are excellent . While this is 'nt an action piece, the action /battle scenes that are included are well done.People who only want action are better off sticking with The Three Kingdoms ROTD, and Red Cliff. I love those movies too, but I did enjoy this film also. Great drama from Chow Yun Fat . Thumbs up.


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