City Of Life And Death director Chuan Lu brings us a visually stunning motion picture about the fall of the Qin Dynasty at the end of the Third Century BC. “To make some sense out of this complex plot is very much like assembling a large puzzle whose pieces have been scattered in all directions. And once assembled, there will still be quite a few of them missing. No wonder it is difficult to follow, but at least all the production departments have spared no effort or imagination in making the film look fabulously eye-catching” – Dan Fainaru. The release is set for October 14th, 2014 on Blu-ray & DVD from Random Media.
Synopsis: Yu is a young noble: handsome, brave, admired. Commander of the era’s most powerful army, he leads the revolt against the cruel Qin dynasty. Yu recognizes great potential in Liu, a peasant, and gives him command of 5,000 soldiers. Liu breaks an agreement with Yu by entering and ransacking the Qin capital alone. The Qin dynasty falls and Yu rules. Wary of treachery, his advisers plot to kill Liu at a great banquet, but the emperor spares his life. From this ‘last supper’, Liu will wage war against Yu. Xin, an adviser to Yu, joins him. Defeated, Yu commits suicide on the battlefield rather than submit to capture. Yu is dead, but now Xin is a threat. Liu imprisons then releases him, but broods about having spared Xin’s life as Yu spared his… Xin too must die. Emperor Liu has finally reached his goal. But his soul remains deeply troubled – haunted by the ghosts of his betrayals, unable to find peace in the position he dreamed of and fought ruthlessly to achieve…
The Last Supper has a run time of approximately 120 minutes and is not rated.
Staring Ye Liu, Daniel Wu & Chang Chen, Qin Lan, Sha Yi. Directed By Chuan Lu.