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The Assassin (1993)

Sha ren zhe Tang Zhan (original title)
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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... See full summary »

Director:

Siu-Hung Chung

Writers:

Tan Cheung (screenplay), Roy Szeto (screenplay) (as Wai-cheuk Szeto) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fengyi Zhang ... Tong Po Ka 'Tong Jan'
Rosamund Kwan ... Yiu
Siu Chung Mok ... Wong Kau
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xiaoxiao Diao Xiaoxiao Diao
Dahong Ni
Ge Song Ge Song
Guangbei Zhang Guangbei Zhang
Jun Zhao
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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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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

23 September 1993 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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German VHS version by New Vision is cut by ca. 3 minutes. See more »

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Gory and Entertining
23 January 2008 | by emperorone-1See all my reviews

I was impressed of Hong Kong Movies, this film is full of swordplay that will entertain you. Even when the emperor fought with his maidens and he ripped them apart one by one or the torture, when they used a needle to close his eyes and it was hard to watch. This film is great, well the problem is the acting. Max Mok acting was a bit silly but the others were fine. Do you know what bothers me about this movie, is when Rasmond screams like a cat front of his lover. Really, watch it with your family and besides, the movie that were nominated Oscar and Golden are all crap. Even the people have bad taste, don't listen to your grandma or grandpa. You have to choose and don't let anyone stop you. Watch it, its entertaining.


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