THE ASSASSIN

刺客聶隱娘

By Hsiao-Hsien HOU

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Martial arts - Completed 2015


    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Martial arts, Historical, Drama
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN
    • Director(s)
    • Hsiao-Hsien HOU
    • Writer(s)
    • Acheng ZHONG, Tien-Wen CHU, Hai-Meng HSIEH
    • Synopsis
    • 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 locl 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.
      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.