THE ASSASSIN – Satoshi Tsumabuki, Shu Qi & Chang Chen

A Movie directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien Cast: Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Satoshi Tsumabuki Release Date: October 16th, 2015 Genre: Drama, Foreign, Romance

A Movie directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Cast: Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Satoshi Tsumabuki
Release Date: October 16th, 2015
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Romance

In 9th-century China, Nie Yinniang is a young woman who was abducted in childhood from the family of 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 former betrothed. 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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