THE MISSION

Written by Yau Nai Hoi and Cheng Siu Keung
Starring Anthony Wong, Francis Wong, Jackie Lui, and Roy Cheung
Hong Kong, 1999, Color, Subway Cinema, 35mm, 81 min.

Made without a shooting script, this saga of a team of bodyguards assigned to protect a triad boss is shockingly abstract in its storytelling. It is as much Raymond Carver as John Woo. Full of oddball characters and seemingly pointless but ultimately revelatory scenes, this is a shockingly abstract crime movie. To make things even stranger, it is scored like a ‘90s video game, with looping passages signifying different “levels” of the story. A masterpiece.




SCREENING INFO
Friday, August 9, 8 PM
and
Sunday, August 11, 2 PM
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