An Empress and the Warriors (2008) [Jiang shan mei ren] is a Chinese historical drama film directed by Siu-tung Ching and starring Donnie Yen, Kelly Chen, Leon Lai, Zhenhai Kou.
After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.
An Empress and the Warriors (2008) is set in ancient China, probably during the period of the Sixteen Kingdoms, when China was divided into a number of rival kingdoms. The state of Yan, founded by the Murong tribe of the Xianbei nation, has long been a target of attacks by the Zhao. After her father is killed in battle, Princess Fei’er of Yan becomes the new ruler, and with the assistance of General Murong Xuehu, she attempts to defend the kingdom from invasion.
An Empress and the Warriors (2008) was nominated for the Best Action Choreography at the Golden Horse Film Festival 2008 and was nominated for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Art Direction, and the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Costume and Make Up Design and for Best Original Song.
The film was initially released on April 9, 2008 and then on DVD on July 21, 2009.