- 1h 47min
- Directed by: Hou Hsiao-hsien
- Cast: Shu Qi, Sheu Fang-Yi, Chang Chen
- Language: Mandarin
Yinniang (Shu) is raised to be an assassin, but when she fails to kill a target she is sent to kill the governor (Chang) of a nearby province who happens to be her first love. Elegant, unhurried and taciturn, its fight scenes are dynamic but martial arts fans will crave more action from a film that exercises restraint and prizes compassion.
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The Assassin9 Oct 2015
LFF 2015: Shu Qi excels in this elegant martial arts film from Hou Hsiao-hsien
Majestic and fitfully punchy, The Assassin takes place during the decline of China's Tang dynasty. This captivating effort from Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien (Flight of the Red Balloon, A Time to Live, a Time to Die) is taciturn and painstakingly…
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