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The Assassin

Beauty of the fight
A female assassin receives a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in eighth-century China.
The film is set during the mighty Tang Dynasty-period in Chinese history. Nie Yinniang returns to family after several years in exile. The mission of her order is to eliminate the tyrany of the Governors who avoid the authority of the Emperor. Now she will have to choose between sacrificing the man she loves, or break definitively with the "order of the Assassins".
Original title
Nie yin niang
English title
The Assassin
Year
2015
Country
Language
ZH
Subtitles
CZ
Running time
101 min
Age rating
15+

Festivals
National
Be2Can
International
Cannes

Awards

Cannes IFF
Best Director
2015
BAFTA
Nominee | Best Film not in the English Language
2016

Media reception

Sight & Sound
"It is a measure of the film’s astonishing formal audacity and breathtaking elegance.“
The Telegraph
"One of the prettiest films you'll ever see."

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