Warriors of Heaven and Earth
This is a Chinese action adventure film. The Silk Route is controlled by 36 friendly Buddhist kingdoms. Lieutenant Lee (Jiang Wen), an expelled Chinese warrior, comes across a mysterious caravan containing a powerful relic and a young Buddhist monk. While guarding the relic he encounters Japanese emissary Lai Xi (Kiichi Nakai), sent by the Tang Emperor to kill him. In a dramatic twist, they postpone their duel to ensure the safe reach of the relic to the capital.