Well Go USA Nabs Hou Hsiao Hsien's THE ASSASSIN Ahead Of World Premiere At Cannes
Well Go USA CEO Doris Pfardrescher was quoted in the report at Deadline.
"We have a proud history of supporting films from Taiwan, and Hou Hsiao-Hsien is a legend," said Pfardrescher. "It's like someone made a wish list, and we got everything we could have hoped for: Iconic director, stellar cast, and this exciting, moving story - we're very excited to bring this to North America."
The film will have its world premiere on May 21st.
Set in ninth century China, the movie centers on Nie Yinniang, the 10-year-old daughter of a decorated general, who is abducted by a nun who trains her in the martial arts. She is transformed into an exceptional assassin (Shu Qi), charged with eliminating cruel and corrupt government officials. After a failed mission, she returns to the land of her birth with orders to kill her betrothed husband-to-be (Chang Chen): a cousin who now commands the largest military force 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.