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2002 / 107min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ZHANG YIMOU

CAST: JET LI, TONY CHIU-WAI LEUNG, MAGGIE CHEUNG, ZIYI ZHANG

Zhang, the superstar director of the Fifth Generation of Mainland Chinese filmmakers, teams up with Christopher Doyle, the gifted, turbulent Hong Kong-based cinematographer who helped Wong Kar-wai to find his style, and the result is pure visual overload, a sumptuous Warring States-era wuxia gifted with a cast for the ages, with Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, and Donnie Yen as a trio of assassins targeting the king of Qin, and Jet Li as the mysterious master of “Death at Ten Paces.”