Jet Li plays Nameless, a low-level official in the Qin Kingdom who arrives at the palace of his lord. This king wishes to conquer all other chinese realms and unite the country. Nameless bears some truly rare gifts, the weapons of 3 assassins which wanted to kill the king. Nameless has come to the palace to claim the rewards for these famous assassins and he begins to tell his story... The costumes, production design, cinematography and martial arts choreography are all award-worthy. This is really an art film! I've seen the original mandarin version with english subtitles, that adds a lot to the atmosphere. I enjoyed it even more than Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.