World soundtrack awards
The Assassin
Archived: The Assassin - Nie yin niang (2015)

director: Hou Hsiao-hsien

composer: Giong Lim
With: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Satoshi Tsumabuki, a.o.

duration: 105 minutes
Action, Drama

Gala Premières and special events
Film Fest Gent - The Assassin

'The Assassin' is a mesmerizing slow burn of a martial-arts movie that boldly merges stasis and kinesis, turns momentum into abstraction, and achieves breathtaking new heights of compositional elegance. Nie Yinniang is forced to choose between sacrificing the man she loves or breaking irrevocably with the Order of Assassins. "Shot for shot, it's perhaps the most ravishingly beautiful film Hou has ever made." (Variety)


director: Hou Hsiao-hsien
composer: Giong Lim
producer: Wen-Ying Huang
screenplay: T'ien-wen Chu, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Hai-Meng Hsieh & Acheng Zhong
Editor: Hirokazu Koreeda
Cinematography: Ping Bin Lee

production company: Central Motion Pictures

More info

dialogue: Mandarin
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
Country: Taiwan
year: 2015

Official site


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Technical Specs

sound: Stereo 5.1
format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

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