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Assassin

Synopsis

During the mighty Tang Dynasty-period in 9th-century China, Nie Yinniang is a young woman who was abducted in childhood from a decorated general and raised by a nun who trained her in the martial arts. After 13 years of exile, she is returned to the land of her birth as an exceptional assassin, with orders to kill her betrothed husband-to-be. She must confront her parents, her memories, and her long-repressed feelings in a choice to sacrifice the man she loves or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins. Rich with shimmering, breathing texture and punctuated by brief but unforgettable bursts of action, THE ASSASSIN is a martial arts film like none made before it.

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Starring

Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Satoshi Tsumabuki

Directed by

Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Written by

Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Country Of Origin

Taiwan / China / HongKong

Language

Mandarin

Variety

Shu Qi plays the eponymous killer in this ravishingly beautiful foray into historical martial-arts territory from Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien.

sbs.com.au

It's an indisputable fact that Hou Hsiao-hsien's first wu xia movie The Assassin is an exquisitely beautiful film.

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