The Assassin

The Assassin

8. 12. 2016 18:00 105 min.   Lucerna Velký sál

Nie yin niang

Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, 2015

Mandarin with Czech subtitles

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou

Starring: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Yun Zhou, Satoshi Tsumabuki

Distributor: Film Europe

Set in 9th century China, this film poem is a visually stunning tale with elements of the wuxia genre (Chinese equivalent of the medieval chivalric epic with elements of fantasy) from one of the greatest filmmakers of the current era. Nie Yinnian (Shu Qi) is a professional assassin. One day, having failed in a task, she is ordered by her mistress to return to the place of her birth and kill the man to whom she was once promised – her cousin who leads the biggest military region in North China.