Rated NR · 107 min. · 2015

Action/Adventure, Drama

Back with his first film in eight years, legendary Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien wowed this year's Cannes Film Festival (where he won Best Director) with his awe-inspiring THE ASSASSIN - a wondrous take on the traditional wuxia film. 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. She must confront her parents, her memories, and her long-repressed feelings in a choice to sacrifice the man she loves or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins. Rich with shimmering, breathing texture and punctuated by brief but unforgettable bursts of action, THE ASSASSIN is a martial arts film like none made before it.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Writer: T'ien-wen Chu
Producer: Wen-Ying Huang
Cast: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Yun Zhou, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Ching-Tian Juan, Hsin-Ying Hsieh and Fang-Yi Sheu

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for The Assassin (Nie yinniang)

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Connect Today 10.19.2017

Popular Events

  • Savannah Film Festival: Grass Stains @ Trustees Theater

    • Sun., Oct. 29, 9:30 a.m. and Thu., Nov. 2, 9 a.m.
    • Buy Tickets
  • Savannah Film Festival: Wonder Women Panel Series @ Gutstein Gallery

    • Mon., Oct. 30, 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.
    • Buy Tickets
  • Savannah Film Festival: Cries from Syria @ SCAD Museum of Art

    • Mon., Oct. 30, 12:30 p.m.
    • Buy Tickets
  • Savannah Film Festival: At the Drive-In @ Trustees Theater

    • Mon., Oct. 30, 3:30 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 4, 9 a.m.
    • Buy Tickets
  • Savannah Film Festival: Global Shorts Forum: The Refugee Reality @ SCAD Museum of Art

    • Tue., Oct. 31, 9 a.m.
    • Buy Tickets

Copyright © 2017, Connect Savannah. All Rights Reserved.
Website powered by Foundation