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The Assassin

The Assassin

The Assassin

cast: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Shao-Huai Chang, Hsieh Hsin-Ying, Juan Ching-Tian

year: 2016

colour: yes

certificate: 12A

director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou

runtime: 105

In 9th-century China towards the end of the Tang dynasty, lethal assassin Nie Yinniang fails an important assignment and is sent back to her homeland. Her new orders, designed to both punish her and eliminate the last vestiges of feeling in her being, are to kill the man to whom she was once betrothed – her cousin, the powerful governor of Weibo.

2015 Cannes Festival Best Director award. 

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