During the bloody Warring Kingdoms age, only the ruler of Qin stands a chance to unite China into a single peaceful empire. To survive, the six rival realms send hired martial arts grand masters to kill the Qin king. Nameless, a modest provincial mandarin, tells the king during a private audience, at an exceptionally close distance awarded only to who delivered him of such killers, how he eliminated first spear-wielding Sky in duel, then the lovers Broken Sword and Flying Snow during the siege of their realm, Zhao. The king however responds, he sees through an elaborate plot involving Nameless, only to be equally surprised himself.


Yimou Zang

Yimou Zhang Director

Born: November 14, 1951 in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Attended the Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China

Jet Li Nameless

Jet Li started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens, he was already a national coach, and before he was 20 he had starred in his first movie: _Shao Lin tzu (1979)_ (Shaolin Temple)

Jet Li
Daoming Chen

Daoming Chen Quin Emperor

Born: April 26, 1955 in Tianjin, China

Maggie Cheung Flying Snow

Maggie Cheung was born on September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and appearing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, winning first runner-up.

Maggie Cheung
Tony Leung Chiu Wai

Tony Leung Chiu Wai Broken Sword

Tony Leung Chiu Wai was born in Hong Kong on 27 June 1962. He and his younger sister were raised by their mother after his father left them. In 1982, after passing the training courses of TVB, Tony became a TV actor and became famous for his comedy style in such TV shows as Lu ding ji or Jue dai shuang jiao.

Donnie Yen Sky

Martial artist and Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen was born in Canton, China, on July 27, 1963 to newspaper editor Klyster Yen and martial arts master Bow Sim Mark. At the age of four, Donnie started taking up martial arts from his mother who taught him tai chi and wushu until he was eleven when he moved to Boston.

Donnie Yen