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The Assassin (2015)

NR 10/09/2015 (US) ActionDramaHistory 1h 45m


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.

  1. Hou Hsiao-hsien

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Chu Tien-wen


  3. Cheng A


  4. Hsieh Hai-Meng


Top Billed Cast

  1. Shu Qi

    Shu Qi

    Nie Yinniang

  2. Chang Chen

    Chang Chen

    Tian Ji'an

  3. Nikki Hsieh

    Nikki Hsieh

    Concubine Huji

  4. Sheu Fang-Yi

    Sheu Fang-Yi


  5. Ethan Juan

    Ethan Juan

    Xia Jing

  6. Xu Fan

    Xu Fan

    The Nun

  7. Zuo Xiaoqing

    Zuo Xiaoqing

    Taoist Nun

  8. Satoshi Tsumabuki

    Satoshi Tsumabuki

    The Mirror Polisher

  9. Ni Dahong

    Ni Dahong

    Nie Feng

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Full Cast & Crew

The Assassin
The Assassin

Original Title 刺客聶隱娘

Status Released

Original Language Chinese

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $632,542.00


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