Keswick Film Club - The Assassin

Saturday 27th February 7:00 PM

The Assassin 

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou Country: Taiwan
Cert: 12A Year: 2015 Length: 105 mins Language: Mandarin
The Assassin

Audience Reaction

Score: 55.77% Attendance: 178

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Synopsis

Ninth-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.

Critics

open_quote The movie is a distillation of the assassin’s life of watchfulness, survival and fear. At other times, it has a dreamlike quality: a floating hallucination. ‘The Assassin’ baffles, but more often it quietly captivates and astonishes close_quote Peter Bradshaaw


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