The Assassin  [2015]
Nie Yinniang
DirectorHou Hsiao-hsien
CastChen Chang, Qi Shu, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yun Zhou
A beautiful assassin (Shu Qi) is sent to kill the powerful lord who was once her betrothed, in this sumptuous martial-arts epic from Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien (Flight of the Red Balloon).
Ninth century China. A general’s ten-year-old daughter Nie Yinniang is abducted by a nun who transforms her into an exceptional assassin. Years later, she is sent back to the land of her birth with orders to kill the man to whom she was promised. Nie Yinniang must now choose between the man she loves and the sacred way of the righteous assassins.
Release dateOctober 30, 2015
2015 Screening Schedule

“THE ASSASSIN” (2015 feature film directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien)
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Runtime1:44 (104min)
LanguageDari, Mandarin
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