The Assassin

The Assassin (2015)

  • Genre: Action, Drama, History
  • Release Date: 2015-08-27
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 486 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: 普通话
  • Production Company: Sil-Metropole Organisation
  • Production Country: China, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan
  • Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien
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9th century China. Ten 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.

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  • Shu Qi

    as Nie Yinniang
  • Chang Chen

    as Tian Ji'an
  • Nikki Hsieh

    as Concubine Huji
  • Sheu Fang-Yi

    as Jiaxin
  • Ethan Juan

    as Xia Jing
  • Xu Fan

    as The Nun
  • Zuo Xiaoqing

    as Taoist Nun
  • Satoshi Tsumabuki

    as The Mirror Polisher
  • Ni Dahong

    as Nie Feng
  • Shih Chun

    as Old Herb Picker
  • Zhou Yun

    as Lord Tian Ji'an's Wife
  • Mei Fang

    as Nie Feng's Mother
  • Jacques Picoux

    as Lady Tian's Teacher
  • Yong Mei

    as Yinniang's Mother
  • Zhen Yu Lei

    as Tien Xing
  • Shao-Huai Chang

    as Chiang Nu
  • Leon Dai

    as Tian Xu
  • Jack Kao

    as Yuan Yi
  • Hsin-Yu Ling

Directing Hou Hsiao-hsien Director
Writing Chu Tien-wen Screenplay
Editing Liao Ching-Sung Editor
Production Stephen Lam Bing-Kwan Producer
Production Dai Song Producer
Writing Hou Hsiao-hsien Screenplay
Sound Lim Giong Original Music Composer
Camera Mark Lee Ping-Bing Director of Photography
Sound Wu Shu-yao Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Writing Hsieh Hai-Meng Screenplay
Editing Huang Chih-Chia Editor
Crew Ardi Lee Special Effects
Sound Tu Duu-chih Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Huang Wen-Ying Costume Design
Art Huang Wen-Ying Production Design
Production Hou Hsiao-hsien Executive Producer
Production Liao Ching-Sung Executive Producer
Crew Yao Hung-I Cinematography
Production Chen Yiqi Producer
Sound Tu Duu-chih Sound Editor
Production Peter Lam Kin-Ngok Producer
Production Ren Yue Co-Producer
Writing Cheng A Screenplay
Production Stephen Shin Co-Producer
Crew Yifang Zhao Presenter