This is a movie set in the late Ming Dynasty. The 3 main characters are all elite guards for the palace. One of their fellow guardsmen goes bad. His former companions must now forget their bond and apprehend him. But are they being lured into a larger conspiracy against their emperor?
The film is set in 1627, towards the end of the Ming dynasty, when a young emperor decides to end the influence of all-powerful eunuch Wei (Chin Shih-chieh) and purge his supporters. Caught in the midst of the intrigue are three lowly cash-strapped warriors from the Imperial Assassins, the secret police, who are given orders to find and kill Wei.
MAIN CAST OF THE MOVIE BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES (2014)
Chang Chen as Shen Lian
Cecilia Liu as Zhou Miao Tong
Wang Qianyuan as Lu Jian Xing
Ethan Li as Jin Yi Chuan
Nie Yuan as Zhao Jingzhong
Chin Shih-chieh as Wei Zhongxian
Ye Qing as Zhang Yan
MORE INFOMATION ABOUT BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES (2014)
The story of Brotherhood of Blades was written by director Lu Yang and Chen Shu. The script was already completed by the time of Yu's debut feature My Spectacular Theatre released in 2010. The film received funding only after Chang Chen had committed to the role of Shen Lian. The film received RMB30 million (US$5 million) from China Film and was shot in 67 days.
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