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'. Starring Shu Qi and directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien. Won Best Director at Cannes Film Festival.
8 September 2015 (Tuesday), 7:15pm
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2015 | Taiwan | Drama/Action | In Mandarin with English subtitles | 105min | PG
Cast: Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Satoshi Tsumabuki
Synopsis: 10-year-old general’s daughter Nie Yinniang is abducted by a nun who initiates her into the martial arts, transforming her into an exceptional assassin charged with eliminating cruel and corrupt local governors. One day, having failed in a task, she is sent back by her mistress to the land of her birth, with orders to kill the man to whom she was promised - a cousin who now leads the largest military region in North China. 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.
Awards: Won Best Director and Cannes Soundtrack Award (Cannes Film Festival).