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Nie yin niang

Hou Hsiao-hsien Taiwan, 2015

Stephane Tanaka's rating of the film The Assassin

HHH is NOT King Hu. Shitty, lame, and simplistic story, just 1 or 2 ideas, no tension, no atmosphere (the few there is is annihilated by the killing pace and some empty static shot ala Ozu), a lot of boredom, and ugly dv pictures. I don't get it. Beautiful costumes, awesome landscapes, great scenery, all wasted by a go-pro or smartphone picture o_O. Long live King Hu! I'll rewatch Touch of Zen or Dragon gate inn <3