Stodgy wuxia fun that gets bogged down in too much talking about double-crosses and other intrigues. Call me old fashioned, but the fight sequences are shot and edited all wrong too.
It’s Tang Dynasty China, circa 850 AD. Young, female assassin Nie Yinniang (Shu) refuses to go through with the killing of a man with young children.
10-year-old general’s daughter Nie Yinniang is abducted by a nun who initiates her into the martial arts, transforming her into an exceptional assassin charged with eliminating cruel and corrupt local governors.
Set in 9th-century China during the Tang Dynasty, a general’s daughter (Qi Shu) who had been abducted as a child and trained by a nun in the martial arts, returns to her birthplace after thirteen years to kill the governor (Chen Chang) to whom she was once slated to marry.