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The Assassin (1993)

Sha ren zhe Tang Zhan (original title)
A poor farmer who loves a woman he is forbidden to associate with becomes a hardened mercenary, and is hired by a local warlord as a professional assassin. Years later, he runs into his old... See full summary »

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Tong Po Ka 'Tong Jan'
Rosamund Kwan ...
Yiu
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Wong Kau
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Xiaoxiao Diao
Dahong Ni
Ge Song
Guangbei Zhang
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A poor farmer who loves a woman he is forbidden to associate with becomes a hardened mercenary, and is hired by a local warlord as a professional assassin. Years later, he runs into his old love and begins to question his violent past. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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23 September 1993 (Hong Kong)  »

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Bloody sword play earns this film cult status!
12 October 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

The Assassin (1993) is one of the few Hong Kong movies to earn a category III rating just for it's shear brutality. Usually a CAT. III is awarded for excessive sex, nudity or violence but this one was earned for it's bloody carnage. Rosamund Kwan co-stars as the former love of Fengyi Zhang. Kwan and Zheng are two lovers who's love for each other is forbidden. When Zheng refuses to acknowledge this, he's imprisoned and brutally punished. While in prison, he becomes an assassin for an evil eunuch. Upon his release, he tutors an up and coming assassin (Max Mok). while under his wing, Mok slowly turns into something that Zheng could never be.

Highly recommended for H.K. Cinema fans. Be warned because this film is violent!!


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