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.
Friday, August 9, 8 PM
Sunday, August 11, 2 PM
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