The Assassin

2017-05-19T14:29:33+00:00

“Any purist fearing that Hou Hsiao-Hsien might have compromised his artistic integrity by making a wuxia/kung fu film will be mostly reassured by the long-gestating “The Assassin”. This is not a venture into wire-work and acrobatics but a contemplative, often ravishing-looking immersion in the complex politics, power struggles and personalities of the Tang Dynasty as [...]