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Director: Ringo Lam
Sammo Hung stars in this 1991 modern day action movie. Not as well known as some of his other work, but this is still an enjoyable movie.
After Sergeant Lau has been murdered, his partner Pitt vows to get the killer. By a series of investigations, Pitt finds a witness Fatty, who’s persuaded to testify against the killer, Tiger. But Tiger is bailed by Kim, a lawyer. Then Tiger firebombs Fatty’s house, making Fatty move into Pitt’s home and gain a friendship with Angel, Pitt’s sister who is a reporter. Tiger strikes back again and catches Pitt and Fatty. May, who’s beguiled to Hong Kong and forced to be a prostitute by Kim, comes to rescue the two men. »
“72 Martyrs” is another film released to tie in with the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution, a turning point in modern Chinese history which played a vital role in bringing down the Qing Dynasty. The film was directed by Derek Chiu, who previously tackled the period through his Sun Yat Sen biopic “Road to Dawn”, and deals in particular with the Huanghuagang Uprising (also known as the Yellow Flower Mound Revolt), an event which famously saw the titular 72 patriots dying for their cause. As with other recent historical offerings, the film has a prestigious cast made up of new faces and acclaimed stars, including Zhao Bing Rui, Tse Kwan Ho (“The Miracle Box”), Eric Tsang (“Bodyguards and Assassins”), Wang Jian Chang, Liu Kai Chi (“The Stool Pigeon”), Irene Wan (“Exodus”) and Elanne Kong (“Rebellion”), with a cameo appearance from Alan Tam. The film is set in 1910 in Guangzhou, with the »
- James Mudge
2 items from 2012
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