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Year: 1996
Bowie Lam and Francoise Yip
Director: Billy Tang Hin-Sing
Cast: Francoise Yip Fong-Wah, Bowie Lam Bo-Yi, Simon Lui Yu-Yeung, Leung Yat-Ho
The Skinny: Nihilistic thriller has some points of interest, but none for those seeking warm and fuzzy cinematic experiences.
by Kozo:
     Rather opaque thriller about a bunch of bad people who go on the lam after killing a few cops. Francoise Yip and Bowie Lam play the Bonnie and Clyde types who hook up on the Mainland while seeking their respective fortunes. Things get bad, so the two end up going on a crime spree, taking hostages, robbing banks and killing more than their share of people. Supposedly based on a true story, which means that this film has probably been exaggerated to protect the guilty.
     Director Billy Tang takes care not to indict or glorify his subjects, so the result is a strangely muted thriller that leans towards nihilism. Essentially, our "heroes" grow to value human life less and less as the film progresses, which ultimately leads to their expected fates. This film is either good or bad depending on your taste. If you like destructive personalities, then the film can perhaps hold some interest for you. If not, then watch something else.
      There are some definites here, though. One, this is not a movie that will make you feel a joyful affection for life. Two, this is not a movie to see for amazing acting. Bowie Lam and Francoise Yip handle their parts competently, but that's about it. And three, those seeking Billy Tang's excessive antics (ala Red to Kill or Run and Kill) will most definitely be disappointed. (Kozo 1996)
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