The First Emperor of China

The First Emperor of China


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This historical drama tells the story of Qin Shihuang, who unified China’s vast territory and declared himself emperor in 221 B.C. During his reign, he introduced sweeping reforms, built a vast network of roads and connected the Great Wall of China. From the grandiose inner sanctum of Emperor Qin's royal palace, to fierce battles with feudal kings, this film re-creates the glory and the terror of the Qin Dynasty, including footage of Qin's life-sized terra cotta army, constructed 2,200 years ago for his tomb. The First Emperor of China was shot entirely in IMAX.

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The First Emperor of China, Tony Ianzelo & Liu Hao Xue, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Tony Ianzelo
    Liu Hao Xue
  • producer
    Barrie Howells
    Pan Han Ci
  • associate producer
    Margaret Wong
    Wong Guo Ren
  • executive producer
    Colin Neale
    Ma Ji Long
    Barrie Howells
    Pan Han Ci
  • script
    Wong Ji Cheng
    Liu Yun Hui
  • screenplay
    Robert Duncan
  • camera
    Ernest McNabb
    Savas Kalogeras
    Susan Trow
  • sound
    Claude Beauchemin
  • editing
    Roger Hart
  • sound editing
    André Galbrand
    Danuta Klis
  • narrator
    Christopher Plummer
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn
    Zhao Ji Ping
  • cast
    Bo Guan Jin
    Wang Guang Hui
    Wang Guo Ren
    Ma Kun
    Cui Luo Wen
    Wen Qian
    Sun Wei
    Yang Ya Zhou
    Yang Zhi Ping

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