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Why Hou Hsiao-Hsien made 'The Assassin' so elliptical

Hou Hsiao-Hsien -- the Taiwanese auteur who on Sunday won the director’s prize at the Cannes Film Festival -- was widely praised for his elliptical storytelling in his new film "The Assassin." The wuxia-flavored movie examines a killer whose motives and manipulations, like so many others in the...

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