The Assassin

Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Drama

105 min, 2015

The Assassin The Assassin
(2015)

Synopsis

The story is simple, if elusive - in 9th-century China, Nie Yinniang is a young woman who was abducted in childhood from a decorated general and raised by a nun who trained her in the martial arts. After 13 years of exile, she is returned to the land of her birth as an exceptional assassin, with orders to kill her betrothed husband-to-be.

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