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The Assassin

Hsiao-Hsien Hou’s The Assassin tells the story of Nie Yinniang (played by Shu Qui), a young woman who was kidnapped at 10 years old and trained to be an assassin. Unmatched in her skill for fighting, Yinniang cannot separate her job from her personal compassion. Having failed to carry out an assassination, she is punished […]