The Assassin

The Assassin

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  • The Assassin is Taiwan's official entry to the 2015 foreign-language Oscar race.
  • Hou Hsiao-hsien planned to make a period piece when he is older and when he decided that he is older he began doing the film.
  • Hou Hsiao-hsien's seventh film that competed for the Palme d'Or.
  • Hou Hsiao-hsien's first film in eight years.
  • Throughout the shooting, more than 500,000 feet of film was shot.
  • In the film, the actors speak classical Chinese which was mostly used for literary texts and almost never spoken. The final version henceforth includes Chinese subtitles.
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