New DVD/VOD: The Assassin (12)

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 young woman must confront her parents, her memories and her long-repressed feelings. A slave to the orders of her mistress, Nie Yinniang must choose: sacrifice the man she loves or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins.

Action | Drama

Dir. Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Taiwan/China/Hong Kong, 2015, 105 mins, Subtitles

Cast: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Satoshi Tsumabuki


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