Jet Li didn't kill the three assasins, but the three assasins lost to him in staged battles and gave him their weapons willingly. It turns out that Jet Li used these weapons to get close to the emperor and he is the real assasin. Jet Li learns from Broken Sword (Tony Leung) the valuable lesson that the emperor isn't such a bad guy after all as he wants to unite China and bring about peace. Jet Li does not kill the emperor and walks away, and is killed by millions of arrows, leaving a Jet Li shaped hole in the arrows. Jet Li is given an honorable funeral. Broken Sword and Flying Snow (Maggie Cheung) kill each other.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Broken Sword and Flying Snow are walking in the desert to the place they want to hurt themselves, the shadow of the crew is visible on Flying Snow.

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Flying Snow: Since you wish to die, I will assist you.

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Trivia: In the flashbacks, the characters' costumes go from red (imagination) to blue (perceived reality) to white (truth). In the final flashback, the costumes are green (enlightenment/peace).

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Question: Is the plot to this film about Nameless wanting to assassinate the king, or about the love between Flying Snow and Broken Sword?

Answer: It's mostly about Nameless' assassination attempt, but there is a subplot in the different flashbacks developing the relationship between Snow and Sword. Not much of an arc to that one, though.

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