The Assassin


The Assassin

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Qi Shu

Nie Yinniang

Chen Chang

Tian Ji'an

Satoshi Tsumabuki

The Mirror Polisher

Ching-Tien Juan

Xia Jing (as Juan Ching-Tian)


9th century China. 10-year-old general's daughter Nie Yinniang is abducted by a nun who initiates her into the martial arts, transforming her into an exceptional assassin charged with eliminating cruel and corrupt local governors. One day, having failed in a task, she is sent back by her mistress to the land of her birth, with orders to kill the man to whom she was promised - a cousin who now leads the largest military region in North China. After 13 years of exile, the ... more

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Elegant, beautiful, lethal29 April 2016

This is a great film. Best Director award at Cannes. If you want an action movie - don't bother. If you want a movie where every shot is a picture, where the story unfolds softly, slowly and with precision, this is for you. It is gripping. There is action. But it invites you to think why does the... more





Interesting21 February 2016

Basically, it's more of an art film than anything else. The action sequences are slim and the plot borders on abstruse but the visual compositions and imagery are stunning.

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