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The Assassin

OT: Nie Yinniang

Hou Hsiao-Hsien // Taiwan, People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, France, 2015
Fiction Feature // FF2015



9th century China: the 10-year old girl Nie Yinniang is given into the care of a nun, who spends the following years training her to be a deadly assassin specializing in murdering corrupt politicians, who threaten the influence of the ruling Tang dynasty. On one job, Yinniang is unexpectedly overcome with emotion and the assassination fails. Her client is furious and gives the hesitant trainee one last chance to prove herself.




Nie Yinniang

Fiction Feature


Asia Express//FF2015

Taiwan, People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, France


105 min

OV with English subtitles

Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Chu Tien-Wen, Hsieh Hai-Meng, Zhong Acheng

Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Zhou Yun, Tsumabuki Satoshi, Juan Ching-Tian, Hsieh Hsin-Ying, Sheu Fang-Yi

Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Lam Peter, Lin Kufn, Gou Tai-Chiang, Tung Tzu-Hsien

Mark Lee Ping Bing

Huang Chih-Chia

Lim Giong

Hwarng Wern-Ying

Delphi Filmverleih GmbH

Wild Bunch

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Esther Devos, Wild Bunch: edevos@wildbunch.eu

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