Bánh Xèo (revertigo) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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THE ASSASSIN (Nie Yinniang) starring ageless queen Shu Qi gets a trailer

THE ASSASSIN premiered in-competition at Cannes to critical acclaim.



[synopsis]Synopsis: 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.


Sources: Trailer | Summary

I read a review that described it as the "Mad Max: Fury Road" of Ancient China... which sets the bar pretty high.
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