Rarely screened, this spectacular historical epic swept the Golden Horse awards, winning for best feature film, director, actor, color cinematography, and art direction. In a story drawn from China’s legendary Warring States Period, the King of Yue, Goujian, is defeated and imprisoned by the King of Wu, Fucha. But when Goujian returns to his much-maligned homeland, he is determined to defeat Wu once and for all, with a secret weapon: a local beauty named Xi Si, who is sent to serve Fucha and lure him to his doom.