A spectacular tale of betrayal and revenge featuring some of the most stunning martial arts fighting ever seen on film. Based upon an age old legend, The Assassin's Blade tells the story of a girl, Yan Gi who disguised as a boy, enters the country's greatest all-male martial arts academy. Struggling with the physical strength of her male counterparts Yan Gi finds an ally in the school's top student, Chun Shan, who discovers her secret and tutors her to become one of the most lethal assassins in the academy. The pair eventually fall in love but the girl is betrothed to childhood friend Ma who mebarks on a violent plan of blackmail to ensure that she becomes his wife. When Ma's treachery is revealed, Chun Shan has no choice but to use all that he's learned from the academy to exact justice. From the action director of 'Hero' and 'House of the Flying Daggers'.