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The Assassin Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, France 2015 | 105 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Hou Hsiao-Hsien

rated for 0 + years
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.
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Original title: Nie Yinniang
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Chinese
Section: Asia Express
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Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Screenplay: Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Chu Tien-Wen, Hsieh Hai-Meng, Zhong Acheng
Cast: Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Zhou Yun, Tsumabuki Satoshi, Juan Ching-Tian, Hsieh Hsin-Ying, Sheu Fang-Yi
Producer: Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Lam Peter, Lin Kufn, Gou Tai-Chiang, Tung Tzu-Hsien
Director of Photography: Mark Lee Ping Bing
Music: Lim Giong
Production Design: Hwarng Wern-Ying
Editor: Huang Chih-Chia
Sound: 0
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Format: hd
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German Distributor: Delphi Filmverleih GmbH
World Sales: Wild Bunch
Production: Spotfilms; Sil-Metropole; Media Asia; CMPC
Contact: Esther Devos, Wild Bunch: edevos@wildbunch.eu

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