DIRECTOR – Hou Hsiao-Hsien (Flight of the Red Balloon, Three Times, Café Lumière, Millennium Mambo)
CAST – Shu Qi, Chen Chang, Yun Zhou, Satoshi Tsumabuki
SYSNOPSIS – 9th century China.10-year-old general’s daughter NieYinniang 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 waspromised – a cousin who now leads the largest military region in NorthChina. 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: sacrificethe man she loves or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins.
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