Which brings me to my conclusion–I wonder if there is such thing as a universal story.
Asano’s agency stated that it had no comment on his private life.
Back with his first film in 8 years, legendary Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien wowed this year's Cannes Film Festival (where he won Best Director) with his awe-inspiring THE ASSASSIN 刺客聶隱娘 - a wondrous take on the traditional wuxia film.
The story is simple, if elusive - in 9th-century China, Nie Yinniang is a young woman who was abducted in childhood from a decorated general and raised by a nun who trained her in the martial arts.
Asano was previously married to singer Chara from 1995 to 2009.
In 2010, it was reported that he was dating fashion model Diana Chiaki (24), but the two have already broken up.