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1,014 Ratings

The Assassin

Nie yin niang

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien
Taiwan, 2015
Drama, History, Action


8th 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.

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The Assassin Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2015 | 2 wins including: Best Director

International Film Festival Rotterdam


Village Voice Film Poll

2015 | 3rd place: Best Director

2015 | Nominee: Best Film

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 | 2 runner-up prizes including: Best Director

2015 | 2 nominations including: Best Film

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