041 – The Assassin (2015)

spacetime coordinate: 8th century China during last years of the Tang Dynasty / the distant province/circuit of Weibo in the north

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he Assassin (Chinese: 刺客聶隱娘; pinyin: Cìkè Niè Yǐnniáng; or: The Assassin Niè Yǐnniáng) is a 2015 martial arts film directed by Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien. A Taiwan/China/Hong Kong co-production, loosely based on the late 9th century martial arts story “Nie Yinniang” by Pei Xing, a core text in Chinese swordsmanship and wuxia fiction.

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“The King of Kophen’s bluebird failed to sing for three years.
One day the Queen remarked : Birds sing only to their own kind, set the bird before a mirror!
The King heeded her advice.
The bluebird saw its own image, it sang of its sadness, it danced, until it expired.”

(trivia:  In the film, the actors speak classical Chinese which was mostly used for literary texts and almost never spoken. The final version henceforth includes Chinese subtitles.)

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010 – assassin’s creed 2016 (film)

“You’re inside the Animus. It’s a projector which renders genetic memories in three dimensions.”―Warren Vidic to Desmond Miles, 2012

spacetime coordinate:  2016 madrid, spain – 1492 andalusia, during the Granada War

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Assassin’s Creed is a 2016 action adventure film based on the video game franchise of the same name.

The film is set in the same universe as the video games but features an original story that expands the series’ mythology, taking place during the Spanish Inquisition.

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