The Assassin

Year: 2015

Origin: TW
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou

Duration: 105 minutes
Certification: 12A

Awards: Best Director - Cannes Film Festival, BAFTA nominated

Rotten Tomatoes %: 80

Starring: Chan Chen, Qi Shu

Official Trailer

A young girl 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. After 13 years of exile, she is sent back to the land of her birth and must choose between sacrificing the man she loves or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins.

This film is in Mandarin, with English subtitles.