Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Wuxia Film THE ASSASSIN Nominated For BAFTA




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Wuxia film THE ASSASSIN, from award-winning director Hou Hsiao-Hsien, has been nominated for a BAFTA in the Best Film Not In The English Language category after topping the Sight & Sound annual critics poll before Christmas as Best Film.

To celebrate, we’ve got a selection of clips and the official trailer for you to check out below!

9th 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.

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.

THE ASSASSIN is released in UK cinemas on January 22nd 2016.



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