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ASSASSIN (THE)

Director : HOU HSIAO-HSIEN

Status: Post-Production

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Synopsis

9th century China.10-year-old general’sdaughter NieYinniang is abducted by a nun whoinitiates her into the martial arts,transforming her into an exceptionalassassin charged with eliminatingcruel and corrupt local governors.One day, having failed in a task,she is sent back by her mistress tothe land of her birth, with ordersto kill the man to whom she waspromised – a cousin who now leadsthe largest military region in NorthChina.

After 13 years of exile, the youngwoman must confront her parents,her memories and her longrepressedfeelings.

A slave to the orders of her mistress,Nie Yinniang must choose: sacrificethe man she loves or break foreverwith the sacred way of the righteousassassins.