Red Cliff

Year
2008
Genre
Action - Adventure - Drama
Cast
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung - Takeshi Kaneshiro - Fengyi Zhang
Spanish Title
El Acantilado Rojo
Portuguese Title
A Batalha dos Três Reinos
Director
John Woo
Screenwriter
John Woo (screenplay), Guanzhong Luo (novel)
Production
Terence Chang
Duration
148 min
Synopsis
The story opens near the end of the Han Dynasty in 208 A.D. The shrewd PRIME MINISTER CAO CAO (and de facto leader of the Han Empire) convinces the fickle EMPEROR HAN to declare war on the Kingdoms of Xu in the West and East Wu in the South. Cao Cao claims that his intention is to once and for all unify all of China for the good of the Han Empire, but in actuality, his motivations are more self-serving. After convincing Emperor Han, Cao Cao leads his army of nearly one million soldiers off to war. Their first destination is the newly established Xu Kingdom, ruled by the benevolent leader LIU BEI.