In The Assassin, martial arts movie starring Shu Qi, there’s no flying, or blood – Hou Hsiao-hsien’s take on wuxia has an air of realism to it

//In The Assassin, martial arts movie starring Shu Qi, there’s no flying, or blood – Hou Hsiao-hsien’s take on wuxia has an air of realism to it

In The Assassin, martial arts movie starring Shu Qi, there’s no flying, or blood – Hou Hsiao-hsien’s take on wuxia has an air of realism to it

When Taiwanese art-house master Hou Hsiao-hsien decided to make a martial arts film, he decided to do it differently – his way.Hou is known for his slow and naturalistic explorations of Taiwanese identity in films such as the 1989 masterpiece A City of Sadness, and he brought much of this movie-making style to 2015’s The Assassin.The film features Shu Qi – the star of Hou’s Millennium Mambo (2001) and Three Times (2005) – as a Tang dynasty (618–907) assassin, trained by a nun, who is sent to…

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