Movie Title

The Assassin
The Assassin

Synopsis

Back with his first film in 8 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:
Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Producer:
Huang Wen-Ying
Cast:
Chang Chen, Shu Qi, Zhou Yun, Tsumabuki Satoshi
Genre:
Action & Adventure, Foreign
Run Time:
105 min.
DVD Release Date:
Jan 26, 2016
Original Language:
Mandarin
Dubbed Language:
N/A
Subtitle:
French, English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Extra:
Behind The Scenes
The Assassin DVD
The Assassin DVD

UPC:

812491016718

Catalog #:

WGU01671D
The Assassin Blu-Ray
The Assassin Blu-Ray

UPC:

812491016725

Catalog #:

WGU01672B