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.
|nudity||A woman is shown in a bath tub, bare shoulders and knees shown.|
|violence||Parental guidance is advised for young children as the film contains some rather brief scenes of violence inflicted by swords and arrows.|
|frightening||This film revolves around a female assassin who was abducted from her family at the age of 10 by a nun and trained to be a lethal assassin tasked with killing corrupt government officials. Encountered by her family after many years, she is forced to choose between them or the completion of her mission. The themes above may prove intense for younger viewers. Parental Guidance is advised. Expected MPAA Rating: PG-13 for Some Scenes of Perilous Violence, and for Mild Thematic Elements|