UPDATE: Trailer #2

Feast your eyes on a batch of new character posters for the film!

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Take a first look at the trailer for director HOU HSIAO-HSIEN’s martial arts drama THE ASSASSIN starring SHU QI (Journey To The West) and CHANG CHEN (The Grandmaster).

SYNOPSIS: Set in 9th century China, 10-year-old general’s daughter Nie Yinniang (Shu Qi) 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.

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‘The Assassin’ was recently screened at the Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews with director Hou Hsiao-Hsien taking home the ‘Best Director’ award. The film is set to open in China on July 31, 2015.

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