Official UK Trailer Released for Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s ‘THE ASSASSIN’

A Film By Hou Hsiao-Hsien

THE ASSASSIN

Release Date: 22 January, 2016

The official UK trailer has been released for ‘THE ASSASSIN’, the critically acclaimed latest feature from Cannes 2015 ‘Best Director’ winner, Hou Hsiao-Hsien.

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9th Century China.

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.

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: sacrifice the man she loves or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins.

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THE ASSASSIN marks legendary director Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s first foray into the Wuxia genre, a critically praised and lavishly beautiful spectacle that earned him Best Director at 2015 Cannes Film Festival and a standout 5 Golden Horse awards including Best Film, Best Direction and Best Cinematography at the Golden Horse Festival, Taiwan, last month.

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THE ASSASSIN will be released in cinemas across the UK on 22 January, 2016

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