Film - The Assassin


Want to know what you're getting if you win our DVD competition? We have some film clips from Studiocanal's The Assassin...

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.


Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien and starring Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Satoshi Tsumabuki, the 12A film is released in cinemas next Friday 22nd.

So settle down, put on your reading glasses for the subtitles and watch the clips and the official trailer below:

The Fight in the Woods:



The First Mission:



Kill:



The Fight in the Distance:



Through the Curtains:



The Official Trailer:



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