Previously at the ICA - Films
29 Aug 2008 – 4 Sep 2008
A unique Hong Kong crime film that combines three of the industry's top directors on an exciting 'tag team' project, working a playful variation on the anthology film as each picks up this complex heist thriller where the former left off. Tsui Hark gets things off to a dizzying start (snap to attention fast if you want to know who's up to what), Ringo Lam settles things down with some clear-eyed procedural business, and Johnnie To takes us into his familiar world of night-time action and gangland face-offs. Surprisingly, it not only works as a satisfying whole but ends up being one the most stylish and inventive Asian genre films of the last few years.
Released by Manga Entertainment Ltd.
Dir Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam, Johnnie To, Hong Kong 2007, 100 mins, subtitles