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Nie yinniang / The Assassin
Pearls - Opening Night Film
Hou Hsiao-hsien
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Hou Hsiao-hsien
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Hou Hsiao-hsien
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'NIE YINNIANG / THE ASSASIN'
Foto: Gari Garaialde
Hou Hsiao-Hsien
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Llegada Hou Hsiao Hisien
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Hou Hsiao-Hsien won Best Director at the Cannes Festival with his latest work. China, 9th century. Nie Yinniang comes home after years in exile, now a trained vigilante. When her mistress orders her to kill her cousin, she will have to choose between the man she loves and her loyalty to the “order of the Assassins”.

BIOGRAPHY

Of the ten films directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien from 1980 to 1989, seven received prestigious international awards such as best film and best director at festivals like Venice and Berlin. The San Sebastian Festival dedicated a retrospective to him in 1995. Outstanding titles on his long filmography are: A Time to Live, A Time to Die (1986), FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlinale, A City of Sadness (1989), Golden Lion at Venice, and The Puppetmaster (1993), Jury Prize at Cannes. His most recent award is Best Director at the last Cannes Festival for The Assassin.

CAST & CREW
Director
Hou Hsiao-hsien
Screenplay
Cheng Ah, Chu T'ien-wen, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Hsieh Hai-meng, Xing Pei
Production
Spot Films
Hou Hsiao-hsien, Chin Yiqi, Peter Lam, Lin Kufn, Gou Tai-chiang, Tung Tzu-hsien
Central Motion Picture Corporation
Sil Metropole Organization Ltd.
Photography
Lee Ping Bin
Edition
Huang Chih-Chia
Music
Lim Giong
Cast
Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Satoshi Tsumabuki
Format
DCP FOLLOWING DCI
Sales
Wild Bunch
65, rue de Dunkerque
75009
Paris
France
Running Time
104 m.
Country
Taiwan
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