Monday, August 11, 2014
The Assassins stars Yun-Fat Chow and is one of those Chinese epics we have become use to as of late. Not nearly as majestic as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, but still wonderfully shot and wonderfully acted.
Actually, this film is based in truth and covers the later years of Cao Cao's life. Cao Cao tried to unify China under his rule, but was unable to do so.
No gory violence was shown, but plenty was implied. This film was more about intrigue and tactics than about the violence that has been associated with Chinese films of the past. As I mentioned with A Man From Nowhere, if you can get past reading the subtitles, you will enjoy this film. Very male dominated, but remember that we are talking about Ancient China. So, woman are subservient. Nature of the day.