During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as his wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Plot Keywords: poison, china, martial arts, swordplay, fight, toxication, secret society, passion, planned murder, power, palace, plan, battle for power, tang dynasty, pomp, conspiracy of murder, heir to the throne, marriage crisis, secret love, 7th century
|Writers||Zhang Yimou, Bian Zhihong, Wang Bin, Yu Cao|
|Production Companies||Edko Films Ltd., Beijing New Picture Film Co. Ltd.|
|Production Countries||China, Hong Kong|