S3E9 - The Assassin (2015)

Hello everyone, 

In this episode of Heroic Purgatory: An Asian Cinema Podcast, John and Jason discuss the highly acclaimed 2015 film, The Assassin, directed by Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-Hsien. We talk about the film's cinematography, editing, action, its mythic origins, and whether or not it deserves its numerous accolades.

We hope you enjoy.

Episode Resources


  • 3:04 - Media Consumption
  • 27:29 - News
  • 31:49 - Film Discussion
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