Following the canons of good action movies, Wu Xia doesn’t take long to deal out a large dose of wallops. Two thieves attack a small town’s general store, when a kind citizen steps in and bumps off the wrongdoers (apparently) by chance. This event brings him unforeseen fame and causes the arrival of a detective who will start to pry into the unexpected hero’s past. Peter Chan offers us a period action movie, with brilliant action choreographies and a use of computer graphics reminiscent of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock. He is accompanied on the adventure by the colossal Donnie Yen and Takeshi Kaneshiro.
Peter (Ho-Sun) Chan
Hong Kong, 1962. After creating the UFO Production Company and piling up all sorts of different awards with He’s a Woman She’s a Man (94) and Comrades. Almost a Love Story (97), he directed Love Letter (99) for Dreamworks. In 2006 he presented Perhaps Love in Sitges and then repeated again two years later with The Warlords.
Edition: 2012 Section: Casa Àsia Original language:
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Room: Retiro Section: Casa Àsia Duration: 97'
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