Bodyguards and Assassins

To save a nations future, they must protect one man from its past.
Bodyguards and Assassins
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 19 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 26, 2011
  • Originally Released: 2012
  • Label: Indomina
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Five Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
    • Extended Interviews with Cast and Crew
    • International QR Code for Additional Bonus Materials
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Mandarin
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Mandarin
    • Subtitles - English

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User Ratings: 2,706
The thematic weight of Bodyguards and Assassins comes down to the duality between varying belief systems, and how codes of honor and villainy can be associated with both sides of the battlefield. Full Review
House Next Door
Feb 23, 2011
A group of politically active citizens led a campaign to protect revolutionary leader Dr. Sun Wen from Qing assassins. That means I get to see Asian dudes kick each other. Full Review
Screen Junkies
May 3, 2011
Like so much junk food, it tastes good at the time and hits the spot but is forgotten a few hours later. Full Review
That Shelf
May 15, 2018
For Occidental eyes, 'Bodyguards and Assassins' is more of a playful recreation of history than anything else. Full Review
UR Chicago Magazine
May 13, 2011
With its stirring dramas, riveting suspense and engaging performances, Bodyguards and Assassins focuses on a tiny moment in time to suggest that we are all in fact part of an ongoing revolution.
Little White Lies
Sep 5, 2010

Product Description:

A man is determined to stand up for his country despite the challenges of deadly adversaries in this action drama from director Teddy Chen. It's 1906, and as China begins to turn its back on the outside world and makes new demands of its people, a growing number of Chinese citizens are calling for democracy. The possibility of revolution does not sit well with Chinese authorities, and Sun Yat-sen (Hanyu Zhang), an popular activist calling for reform in China, has been forced to seek exile in nearby Hong Kong to protect himself. Sun Yat-sen is hardly the only freedom-loving Chinese patriot living in Hong Kong, and when he's invited to take part in secret talks about the future of the nation, he and his fellow exiles are put into a tight spot. Chinese authorities want to silence Sun Yat-sen by assassination, and military commander Yan Xiaoguo (Hu Jun), his lieutenant Sa Zhenchan (Cung Le) and a regiment of soldiers skilled in martial arts are dispatched to find the underground leader and put him to this death. Now the Chinese expatriate community in Hong King must take sides -- do they ignore the crisis, or stand up to protect Sun Yat-sen in his moment of need' Among those who must decide where they stand are Chen Xiaobai (Tony Leung Ka-fai), an activist and journalist; Chen's financial backer Li Yuetang (Wang Xueqi); his teenage son Li Chungguang (Wang Bo-chieh); Yuet-yu (Fan Bingbing), Li Yuetang's "kept woman;" and Sum Chung-yang (Donnie Yen), her former husband. SHIYUE WEICHENG (aka ASSASSINS AND BODYGUARDS) was an official selection at the 2010 San Francisco International Film Festival.

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