The Great Wall (1965)

Genres - Drama, Epic  |   Sub-Genres - Historical Epic  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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In this Japanese historical epic, set 230 B.C. China, a tyrannical conqueror tries to bring all of China's warring tribes together. He marries a woman whose father he murdered. She later tries to exact revenge by killing him. Later, his enemies attempt to assassinate him, but they fail and kill his wife instead. The conqueror then builds the Great Wall of China which becomes his lifelong obsession. When a massive earthquake stops construction, the insane ruler sacrifices a man and his fiancee. This causes a major revolt amongst his subjects who finally succeed in getting him killed.

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ancient, assassination, attack, building, China, construction, death, earthquake, enemy, family-member, father, fiancee, God, history, killing, marriage, marriage-arranged, obsession, revenge, ruler, sacrifice, tribe, wall, war