The Assassin

WELL GO USA ENTERTAINMENT CAPTURES NORTH AMERICAN

RIGHTS TO HOU HSIAO- HSIEN’S “THE ASSASSIN”

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MARTIAL ARTS EPIC TO SCREEN IN

COMPETITION AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

(May 11th, 2015 - New York, NY)  Well Go USA Entertainment announced today

that it is acquiring all North American rights to master filmmaker Hou Hsiao-

Hsien’s martial arts epic THE ASSAS,SIN starring Shu Qi (MILLENIUM

MAMBO) and Cheng Chan (THREE TIMES).   The film was produced by

Stephen Shin, Wen-Ying Huang, Chen Yiqi and Stephen Lam.  It was shot by

Hou’s longtime collaborator Mark Lee Ping-Bin.  In the works for nearly a decade,

the film will premiere among the most-anticipated titles in competition, according

to John Powers' "10 Must-See Movies At This Year's [Cannes Film] Festival"

April 16th article in Vogue magazine.

The deal was negotiated by Doris Pfardrescher, President and CEO of Well Go

USA Entertainment, with Carole Baraton of Wild Bunch.

THE ASSASSIN is set in 9th-century China. Nie Yinniang, the 10-year-old

daughter of a decorated general, is abducted by a nun who trains her in the martial

arts. She is transformed into an exceptional assassin, charged with eliminating

cruel and corrupt government officials. After a failed mission, she returns to the

land of her birth with orders to kill her betrothed husband-to-be: a cousin who

now commands the largest military force in North China. After 13 years of exile,

the young woman must confront her parents, her memories, and her long-repressed

feelings. A slave to the orders of her mistress, Nie Yinniang must choose: sacrifice

the man she loves, or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins.

"We have a proud history of supporting films from Taiwan, and Hou Hsiao-Hsien

is a legend," said Doris Pfardrescher, President and CEO of Well Go USA.

"It's like someone made a wish list, and we got everything we could have hoped

for: Iconic director, stellar cast, and this exciting, moving story - we're very excited

to bring this to North America.”

ABOUT WELL GO USA ENTERTAINMENT

Well Go USA Entertainment (www.wellgousa.com) is a theatrical and home

entertainment distribution label that specializes in bringing top content, including

the best in Action, Genre and Independent films from the US and around the

world, to North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. As a leader in

independent film distribution, Well Go's titles can be seen across a variety of

platforms, including theatrical, digital, subscription and cable VOD, packaged

media and broadcast television. Well Go currently releases three to five films per

month. Well Go USA Entertainment’s corporate headquarters is in Plano, Texas,

with offices in Taiwan and China.

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