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The Assassin (2015)
- AKA: Black-Robed Assassin, Kuroi no shikaku, Nie yin niang, The Hidden Heroine, Zabójczyni, 刺客聂隐娘, 聂隐娘
- Country: Taiwan
- IMDB Rating: 6.3
- Genres: Action, Drama, History
- Release: 2015-01-06 (France), 2015-05-21 (Cannes Film Festival), 2015-06-13 (Sydney Film Festival), 2015-08-27 (China), 2015-08-28 (Taiwan), 2015-09-12 (Japan), 2016-01-20 (France)
- Director: Hsiao-hsien Hou
- Writers: Cheng Ah (I) , T’ien-wen Chu
- Language: Mandarin
- Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki , Nikki Hsin-Ying Hsieh , Fang-yi Sheu , Dahong Ni , Qi Shu , Chen Chang (I) , Yun Zhou (II) , Chun Shih , Ethan Juan
- Runtime: 105 min
- Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 30 wins & 61 nominations.
- Plot: In 8th century China, 10-year-old general's daughter Nie Yinniang is handed over to 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 betrothed - a cousin who now leads the largest independent 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.