10 domestic films to see this summer
Updated: 2015-07-24 06:00
A still shot from The Assassin. [File photo]
Protagonist Nie Yinniang was abducted by a Taoist nun when she was 10 years old. Thirteen years later she is trained as a professional assassin. The story centers on Nie's internal struggle as she is ordered by the nun to kill a man, who is also her cousin and a prominent official. Nie does not want to disobey the nun, but hesitates to kill her target.
Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Starring: Shu Qi, Chang Chen
Release: August 27