The Warring States (2011)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - War Adventure  |   Release Date - Apr 22, 2011 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 130 min.  |   Countries - China  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Rival Chinese military strategists Sun Bin (Sun Hong-lei) and Pang Juan (Francis Ng) clash in this historic war adventure set during the Era of Warring States. From 475 B.C. to 221 B.C., China was in turmoil. Sun Bin and Pang Juan were two of the brightest military strategists of their time. Eventually, Pang found great success as the commanding general of the Wei state. However, his jealousy over Sun's close relationship with their mentor drove Pang to frame his rival for treason. Later, after intervening to rescue Sun from execution, attempting to trick him into recording all of his vast military knowledge, and plotting to kill him once he secured that priceless information, Pang found out just how cunning his adversary could be when Sun feigned insanity and fled to the Qi state. There, Sun quickly ascended through the ranks to become the state's chief military strategist. But the battle was just heating up. Shortly thereafter, Sun and Pang would find out who was truly the superior military leader when their respective armies clashed on the battlefield.

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frame-up, General, military-strategy, treason