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The Assassin
- Qi Shu

Overview - Set in 9th-century China during the Tang Dynasty, a general's daughter (Qi Shu) who had been abducted as a child and trained by a nun in the martial arts, returns to her birthplace after thirteen years to kill the governor (Chen Chang) to whom she was once slated to marry.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Set in 9th-century China during the Tang Dynasty, a general's daughter (Qi Shu) who had been abducted as a child and trained by a nun in the martial arts, returns to her birthplace after thirteen years to kill the governor (Chen Chang) to whom she was once slated to marry. But first, she must confront her parents and her long-simmering repressed feelings in her struggle to decide whether to kill her former love or betray her orders as a righteous assassin.

Cast List

Tu Duu-chih
Wu Shu Yao
Chu T'ien-wen
Mark Lee Ping-Bin - Director of Photography, VERTICAL RAY OF THE SUN (2001)
Mark Lee Ping Bing - Director of Photography, VERTICAL RAY OF THE SUN (2001)
Chu Shih-Yi
Hou Hsaio-Hsien - Taiwanese director
Hou Hsiao Hsien - Taiwanese director
Cheng Ah
Hai-Meng Hsieh
Xing Pei
Giong Lim - Taiwanese actor
Ardi Lee
Ni Dahong - Star, CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER, (2006)
Satoshi Tsumabuki - Actor, SABU (2002)
Qi Shu - Taiwanese Actress
Kei Shu - Taiwanese Actress
Chi Hsu - Taiwanese Actress
Shu Kei - Taiwanese Actress
Shu Qi - Taiwanese Actress
Ethan Juan
Chang Chen - Hong Kong actor, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
Chen Chang - Hong Kong actor, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
Shao-Huai Chang
Zhen Yu Lei
Fang Mei
Jacques Picoux
Fang-yi Sheu
Chun Shih
Mei Yong
Yun Zhou

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 107
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 812491016725
  • Genre: Foreign Video - Other
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: January 2016

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Action
Martial Arts
Vengeance
Assassination
Period Piece
Ninjas
Friendships
China
Swords & Sorcery
Training

 
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Reviews:
"Enigmatic and often mesmerizing, super-saturated with color, drawn like a still plain ripped by brief, unexpected gusts of wind -- THE ASSASSIN is one of the most flat-out beautiful movies of the last decade, and also one of the most puzzling." -- Grade: A- - 10/15/2015 A.V. Club


"Combining Hou's patient, observant style with a historical martial arts tale, the film is a fascinating hybrid of craft, genre and story." - 10/15/2015 Los Angeles Times


"Hou and cinematographer Mark Lee Ping Bing have come up with the most stylistically fascinating and visually striking work of their numerous collaborations..." - 10/16/2015 RogerEbert.com


"THE ASSASSIN is a stately action movie, graceful and slow-moving, with bursts of smoothly choreographed violence." - 10/16/2015 New York Times


"[W]e are treated to majestic Chinese landscape paintings come to life -- impossibly lush landscapes, valleys and mountain peaks so gloriously captured by cinematographer Mark Lee Ping Bing, they almost defy description." - 10/29/2015 Chicago Sun-Times

 
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