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|Official Release Date||Dec 19, 2015|
|Starring||Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Zhou Yun, Tsumabuki Satoshi|
|Director||Hou Hsiao Hsien|
|Audio||Dolby TrueHD 5.1, Dolby Digital, Advanced 96kHz Upsampling|
|Running Time||106 Mins|
Not suitable for children.
description中國的唐代，女刺客是將門之女，十歲那年被師父帶走 訓練成頂尖殺手，專門刺殺殘暴的藩鎮節度使，在一次刺殺 任務失敗後，師父將她送回故鄉，這次，她要行刺的目標是 北方最強大的藩鎮節度使，她的表哥，也是她幼年時候的戀 人。 女刺客離家十三年後回來了。現在，她面對的是她的父母， 她的記憶，她的摯愛，她深藏的感情，這一切，都在向她挑 戰。作為一名訓練有素的刺客，她將如何執行師父的聖諭？
The film is set in 8th century China during last years of the Tang Dynasty. The film centers on Nie Yinniang (Shu Qi), an assassin who is directed to slay corrupt government officials by her master, Jiaxin, a nun who raised her from the age of ten. When Yinniang displays mercy by failing to kill during her duties, Jiaxin punishes her with a ruthless assignment designed to test Yinniang’s resolve. She is sent to the distant province of Weibo in northern China to kill its military governor Tian Ji'an — her cousin she had once been betrothed to.
The Assassin is loosely based on the late 9th century martial arts story "Nie Yinniang" by Pei Xing, a core text in Chinese swordsmanship and wuxia fiction.
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