Jimmy Wang Yu in a still from The Assassin, a 1967 film its director, Chang Cheh, said was inspired by that year’s Hong Kong riots. Jimmy Wang Yu in a still from The Assassin, a 1967 film its director, Chang Cheh, said was inspired by that year’s Hong Kong riots.
Jimmy Wang Yu in a still from The Assassin, a 1967 film its director, Chang Cheh, said was inspired by that year’s Hong Kong riots.

Martial arts actor Jimmy Wang Yu excels as the lone hero in The Assassin, film inspired by the 1967 Hong Kong riots

  • Wang, a heartthrob thanks to his role in One-Armed Swordsman, explores a more nuanced role in Chang Cheh’s historical tragedy with a modern tinge
  • He plays a rebellious hero who puts his personal destiny before love in a film that’s seen as one of the most important works of the actor and its director

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Jimmy Wang Yu in a still from The Assassin, a 1967 film its director, Chang Cheh, said was inspired by that year’s Hong Kong riots. Jimmy Wang Yu in a still from The Assassin, a 1967 film its director, Chang Cheh, said was inspired by that year’s Hong Kong riots.
Jimmy Wang Yu in a still from The Assassin, a 1967 film its director, Chang Cheh, said was inspired by that year’s Hong Kong riots.
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