9th century China. 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. One day, having failed in a task, she is sent back by her mistress to the land of her birth, with orders to kill the man to whom she was promised - a cousin who now leads the largest military region in North China. After 13 years of exile, the young woman must confront her parents, her memories and her long-repressed feelings. A slave to the orders of her mistress, Nie Yinniang must choose: sacrifice the man she loves or break forever with the sacred way of the righteous assassins.
Chen Chang....Tian Ji'an
Satoshi Tsumabuki....The Mirror Polisher
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Shao-Huai Chang....Chiang Nu
Nikki Hsin-Ying Hsieh....Huji (as Hsieh Hsin-Ying)
Ethan Juan....Xia Jing (as Juan Ching-Tian)
Zhen Yu Lei....Tien Xing (Yinniang's Uncle)
Fang Mei....Yinniang' Grandmother
Dahong Ni....Nie Feng
Jacques Picoux....Lady Tian's Teacher
Fang-yi Sheu....Princess Jiacheng / Princess-Nun Jiaxin
Mei Yong....Yinniang' Mother
Yun Zhou....Lady Tian
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