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(Nie Yinniang)

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Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Taiwan, China, Hong Kong 2015
104 minutes
Cert: CLUB
 

 

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The Assassin is set in 9th-century China towards the end of the Tang dynasty and centres on female assassin Nie Yinniang who is directed to slay corrupt government officials. Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien mixes exquisitely framed wide shots with brilliant martial arts action sequences in this breathtakingly elegant and ravishing production.

Best Director Award for Hou Hsiao-Hsien at Cannes 2015.

The Assassin thumb
The Assassin thumb