The Assassin is Taiwan’s Hou Hsiao-Hsien first martial arts movie and he certainly takes the slow burn approach, drinking in the mystery and the magic. It’s not a particularly long movie but it’s not straightforward to decipher. Instead it piles on the imagery rather than the plot to tell its story of a female assassin given a mission to kill a former lover. It’s a film to drink it and let wash over you – surrender to its shadows and ravishing shots, with the gorgeous cinematography of Mark Lee Ping Bin and the stunning face of Shu Qi. The Assassin will creep up on you ninja-style and strike you in the heart and eyes – all you have to do to win one of two copies on DVD is simply answer the following question:
What’s the name of Chen Chang’s character in The Assassin?
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