|Artist Name(s):||Shu Qi (Actor) | Chang Chen (Actor) | Tsumabuki Satoshi (Actor) | Zhou Yun (Actor) | Xu Fang Yi (Actor) | Ethan Ruan (Actor) | Ni Da Hong (Actor) | Nikki Hsieh (Actor) | Lee Ping Bin
|Director:||Hou Hsiao Hsien|
|Producer:||LIAO QING SONG|
|Subtitles:||English, Traditional Chinese|
|Country of Origin:||Taiwan, China|
|Sound Information:||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Region Code:||3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan)|
This edition includes behind-the-scenes featurettes.
9th 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.