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Title The assassin [electronic resource].

Publication Info. [United States]: Well Go USA , 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 105 min.)) : sd., col.
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Credits Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien.
Cast Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Zhou Yun.
Summary Back with his first film in 8 years, legendary Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien wowed this year's Cannes Film Festival (where he won Best Director) with his awe-inspiring THE ASSASSIN ????? - a wondrous take on the traditional wuxia film. The story is simple, if elusive - in 9th-century China, Nie Yinniang is a young woman who was abducted in childhood from 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 betrothed husband-to-be. 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.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Female assassins -- China -- Drama.
Martial artists -- Drama.
Foreign films -- China.
China -- History -- Tang dynasty, 618-907 -- Drama.
Added Author Hou, Xiaoxian, 1947- film director, screenwriter, film producer.
Huang, Wenying, film producer.
Lin, Qiang, 1964- composer (expression)
Li, Pingbin, 1954- director of photography.
Huang, Chih-Chia, editor of moving image work.
Shu, Qi, 1976- actor.
Zhang, Zhen, 1976 October 14- actor.
Tsumabuki, Satoshi, 1980- actor.
Zhou, Yun, 1978- actor.
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