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LETHAL HOSTAGE

LETHAL HOSTAGE

LETHAL HOSTAGE

2012 / 97min / DCP

DIRECTOR: CHENG ER

CAST: DAHONG NI, HONGLEI SUN, LUODAN WANG

A border thriller like The Conformist, the ingeniously-plotted Lethal Hostage takes place where China meets Burma, in the corrupt, crumbling town of Mengxiu and its nearby environs. At the center of the film’s puzzle-like construction, which freely shuttles back-and-forth on the timeline, are a woman (May Wang) and the drug dealer (Sun Honglei) who becomes her husband after first being her kidnapper—only one twist among a whiplash succession of double- and triple-crosses in this bravura performance.

Lethal Hostage is screening as part of the series New Noir Chinese Crime Films. Click here for more info.