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A female assassin during the Tang Dynasty who begins to question her loyalties when she falls in love with one of her targets.

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Directed by

Hou Hsiao-hsien

Written by

Hou Hsiao-hsien (Screenplay)
Chu Tien-Wen (Screenplay)
Cheng Ah (Screenplay)
Hsieh Hai-Meng (Screenplay)

Runtime

105 minutes

Country

France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China

Language

Mandarin

Cast

Keywords

tang dynasty assassin wuxia ancient china slow cinema

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Lists

#50 on The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films BBC

#200 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?