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Reign of Assassins

Reign of Assassins
  • 2010
  • Hong Kong
  • 117 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chao-Bin Su
  • Written by: Chao-Bin Su
  • Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Woo-sung Jung, Xueqi Wang
  • UK release: 15 February 2013

In ancient China, reformed assassin Drizzle (Yeoh) is tracked down by her old boss Wheel King (Wang), who seeks to punish her for trying to go straight. Writer/director Chao-Bin provides plenty of depth and the hand of producer Woo is obvious in the splendid fight scenes, while Yeoh projects vulnerability and inner strength.

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Reign of Assassins

11 Feb 20133 stars

Deft martial art flick starring Michelle Yeoh and produced by John Woo

The worldwide sensation of Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon seemed to promise that the martial arts styling of the ‘wuxia’ would spawn an internationally popular sub-genre. But after an initial flurry including House of Flying Daggers and Hero…

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