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Assassin, The ( Nie yin niang ) (2015) Movie Information

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Hsiao-Hsien Hou


Qi Shu
Chen Chang
Satoshi Tsumabuki
Shao-Huai Chang
Dahong Ni
Fang-yi Sheu





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During the Tang Dynasty period in China, Nie Yinniang returns from exhile with a new mission - to oust the tyrannical governors who will not submit to the authority of the emperor. But she is faced with a dilemma when she has to choose between the man she loves and following the "order of the Assassins". -- Chris Kavan

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The Assassin- Carnivorous Couch Review

This is a stunning visual experience. A great martial arts film and a great historical, epic. Click the link below to read the review with some of the film's ravishing images, or read below and just imagine them. :)

The ending to Barry Lyndon, Stanley Kubrick’s dense, masterfully composed British historical epic, punctuates the exploits and avaricious schemes of its petty social climbers with a terse epitaph: “It was in the reign of George III that the aforesaid personages lived and quarrelled; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor, they are all equal now.” Funnelled through Kubrick’s unwaveringly cynical view of the human animal (Kubrick’s emphasis was always on the second word), it is an acrid, scathing critique of man’s thirst for forwa...

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In Taiwan, wie auch im Nachbarland China ist es selbstverständlich für einen Regisseur, der zuvor im Arthaus Bereich gearbeitet hat, auch ein Martial Arts Opus zu drehen. Hsiao-Hsien Hou hat während der 80er so gut wie jeden Filmpreis, der auf dem Markt zu haben ist, gewonnen. Heute hat er sein Oeuvre um The Assassin erweitert. Ein kurioses Experiment, da die Geschichte mit extravagantem Stilwillen erzählt wird, vom Narrativen her aber simpel ist. Konventionen sind leicht an jedem Punkt der Handlung zu entdecken! Erzählt wird die Geschichte von Nie Yin-Niang, die als Kind ins Exil geschickt wird. Fern vom Machtzentrum. Eine taoistische Nonne bildet sie aus zur Attentäterin. Dreizehn Jahre später soll sie ihre Fähigkeiten für den Machterhalt der Zentralregierung einsetzen. Nie Yin-Niang so...


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