"Kill Bill: Volume 1" is a 2003 American martial arts film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Uma Thurman as "The Bride", a former member of an assassination team who seeks revenge on her former colleagues who betrayed her and tried to kill her on her wedding day.
The film is known for its stylized violence and cinematic references to Japanese samurai cinema, spaghetti westerns, and blaxploitation films. The story is told in a non-linear fashion, with flashbacks and flash-forwards, and is divided into chapters.
The film features a number of memorable fight scenes, including a showdown between The Bride and the Crazy 88, a gang of heavily armed and highly trained assassins, and a one-on-one fight between The Bride and O-Ren Ishii, a Japanese-American yakuza boss.
"Kill Bill: Volume 1" was a commercial success and received critical acclaim for its visual style, action choreography, and Thurman's performance. It was followed by "Kill Bill: Volume 2" in 2004, which concluded the story of The Bride's quest for revenge.