Synopsis by Jonathan Crow
Director Zhang Yimou and his frequent onscreen muse Gong Li star in this affable romantic fantasy. Mong Tienfong (Zhang) is a Qin dynasty server who has the misfortune to fall in love with beautiful imperial concubine Snow (Li). For their illicit affair, Snow is forced to commit suicide and Mong turned into a terracotta warrior and sealed in the royal tomb. Fast-forward 3,000 years to 1930 when Mong comes to and miraculously happens upon Lily, an actress -- the spitting image of his former love -- who is starring in a Chinese adaptation of Gone With the Wind. Mong tries to not only adapt to the speed and noise of the 20th century, but also win the dubious lass' hand. Meanwhile, Mong's rival, Burt (Yu Rongguang), plots to sell off the terracotta warriors to the highest bidder.