DIRECTOR: JOHNNIE TO
CAST: ZHAO WEI, WALLACE CHUNG, LOUIS KOO
A new nail-biter from the prodigious Johnnie To, the modern torch-carrier for the Hong Kong tradition of improbable, pretzel-like plot twists, unabashed melodrama, and hell-bent for leather action. Wallace Chung’s wounded criminal, Louis Koo’s wary detective, and doctor Zhao Wei are thrown together in an emergency ward, engaging in games of psychological brinksmanship tinged with the threat of violence. It’s not a matter of “if” it will happen, but “when”—and the big slo-mo show-stopper should be on any shortlist for set piece of the year.
A Wellgo USA Release