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Nie yin niang (Hou Hsiao-hsien)

The Assassin

Nie yin niang | Hou Hsiao-hsien

Hou Hsiao-hsien’s most recent film is a martial arts epic set during the Tang Dynasty, the story of a young female assassin who falls in love with her target. The film’s lengthy gestation – production began in 2010 but was delayed by shooting difficulties and production problems – made for a colossal budget.

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THE ASSASSIN official Trailer 2 (2015) Nie yin niang

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