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Pau mui (1998)

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Mainland assassin Yin Ying, otherwise known as Cat (Almen Wong) carries out a series of hits on local triad bosses. Senior cop John Cannon (Michael Wong), investigates the aftermath of each... See full summary »

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John Cannon
Almen Wong Pui-Ha ...
Ying Yang (Cat) (as Almen Wong)
Ben Lam ...
Na Chuen
Lowell Chick ...
Chiang Hwa (Female Assassin)
Siu-Lung Ching ...
Mr. Tsui
Wing Chong ...
Sister Chin
Kenix Kwok ...
John's Wife (as Kenix Kwok Ho-Ying)
William Tuen ...
Fatty
Sunny Chan ...
Fei Tin
Wing-Lun Mak ...
Detective #1
Kant Leung ...
Detective #2
Kim-Ching Luk ...
Detective #3 (as Sunny Luk)
Raymond Kwok ...
Detective #4
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Mainland assassin Yin Ying, otherwise known as Cat (Almen Wong) carries out a series of hits on local triad bosses. Senior cop John Cannon (Michael Wong), investigates the aftermath of each crime and soon picks up her trail. Aware that she is being tailed, Cat turns the tables and follows him around. Eventually, the hunter becomes the hunted and two find themselves in a relationship, enabling them to take on what ails them as a team. Written by IvanWong

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22 May 1998 (Hong Kong)  »

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Killer falling in love with police investigator
8 January 2004 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

The beginning is just what you expect: lots of people shooting at each other, huge explosions, a street covered with corpses – and a mysterious woman in disguise. But then the complications set in. Cat (Almen Wong) is a professional killer falling in love with John, a police investigator (Michael Wong). John feels torn between his job, his ex-wife and child, and Cat of course. You guess it: it's not one of those easy relationships. A very stylish movie using strange camera angles, weird colours (almost only yellow and blue, hardly any red or green) and distorted unnatural sounds. The story picks up familiar ideas from movies such as John Woo's ‘The Killer' or Patrick Leung's masterpiece 'Beyond Hypothermia', so maybe it won't win a prize for originality, but it is a vivid mixture, not boring for a second, and it's got beautiful Almen Wong in her best role so far. If you are looking for something bizarre (what else would you expect from the director who made 'Naked Killer'?) instead of the average assassin story, try this one.


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