Synopsis: An epic tale of love, jealousy and betrayal, based on events in China in the third century BC. The ruthless King (Chen Daoming) of Qin is a marked man. He has survived many attempts on his life, but he enlists an orphaned warrior to defeat the three master assassins that have been dispatched by the King's rivals, and who represent the biggest threat yet: Broken Sword (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), Flying Snow (Maggie Cheung) and Sky (Donnie Yen).
An epic film of dazzling colour and meticulously choreographed action.
Hero is an epic film of dazzling colour and meticulously choreographed action. The locations, cinematography, music and sound are amazing. But this is not just a cinematic spectacle of vast battle scenes and clever production design – it's a passionate love story, that questions the very notion of what heroism is. If you were impressed by Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, then Hero will leave you speechless.
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