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Set circa 1930, "The King of Killers", a one-man killing machine who, after his wife's murder, has decided to set up the "Peace Hotel", a sanctuary where anyone can stay and be protected from those who want to harm them. Although he has pledged never to kick anyone out of the Peace Hotel, he is put to the test when a penniless female swindler, who is wanted by a vicious gang for murdering their boss, shows up. Now he has to decide whether to risk an all-out war with the gang, or whether to ask her to leave the hotel. Written by
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Very good western made in Hong Kong starring Chow Yun Fat
Peace Hotel is a very original and very well acted vehicle written and starring Chow Yun Fat. In this Chinese western , CYF is a man known as The Killer who in a fit of rage slaughtered 200 people and opened a hotel where fugitives can find amnesty and live peaceful lives under The Killer 's protection. No one dares to mess around there until the gorgeous Cecelia Yip shows up with an army of ruffians in her pursuit . The volatile chemistry between Cecelia Yip and Chow Yun Fat is excellent and the performance and presence of CYF is top notch. The story as good as it is builds to action sequences that don't do the film justice . The action scenes are a blur and while it may establish The Killer is totally badass, it is my one complainant about the film . If the action was up to par with the story and acting , Peace Hotel could hold a candle to classics like The Killer and A Better Tomorrow. Even so , Peace Hotel is a very good film and I definitely recommend it.
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