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Watch: Cannes-Winning Martial Arts Epic ‘The Assassin’ Slays with First Teaser

Watch: Cannes-Winning Martial Arts Epic 'The Assassin' Slays with First Teaser

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The first teaser trailer for  “The Assassin” has arrived in all its epic martial arts glory. The drama earned director Hou Hsiao-Hsien the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. 

Set in 9th century China, “The Assassin” tells the story of an exiled woman who trains to kill a man whom she was supposed to marry more than a decade earlier. Not only is the story filled with suspense and action, but it also grapples with the emotional turmoil of being torn between an old romance and the order to assassinate him. The beautiful trailer hints at the intensity of the story and previews the dazzling choreography of its action sequences.

The film will be released in China on August 27. No U.S. release date has been set. 

READ MORE: Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Wuxia Epic ‘The Assassin’ Astonishes Cannes

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