Synopsis9th 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.
- HOU Hsiao-Hsien - Director
- HOU Hsiao-Hsien - Script / Dialogue
- CHU Tien-Wen - Script / Dialogue
- Mark LEE PING BING - Director of Photography
- LIAO Ching-Sung - Film Editor
- HUANG Chih-Chia - Film Editor
- LIM Giong - Music
- HWARNG Wern-Ying - Set decorator
- TU Duu-Chih - Sound
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