- Movie: The Assassin
- Chinese: 刺客聂隐娘 (Nie Yinniang)
- Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
- Writer: Chu Tien-Wen, Hsieh Hai-Meng, Zong Acheng
- World Premiere: May 21, 2015 (Cannes Film Festival)
- Release Date: August 28, 2015 (Taiwan) / August 27, 2015 (China/Hong Kong)
- Runtime: 104 min.
- Language: Mandarin
- Country: Taiwan
The film is set during the Tang Dynasty-period in Chinese history, in the 9th century. The film centers on Nie Yinniang (Shu Qi) a female killer appointed to slay corrupt government officials by her master, Jiaxin, a nun who raised her from the age of ten. When Yinniang displays mercy by failing to kill during her duties, Jiaxing punishes her with a ruthless assignment designed to test Yinniang’s resolve.
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.
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