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So Close (2002)
"Xi yang tian shi" (original title)

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A conflict of interest between two high-kicking assassin sisters is complicated as they're pursued by the criminals who hired them and an equally high-kicking female cop.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lynn
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Sue
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Hong Yat Hong
Seung-heon Song ...
Yen (as Song Seung Hun)
Yasuaki Kurata ...
Master
Derek Wan ...
Master
Michael Wai ...
Ma Siu Ma
Deric Wan ...
Chow Nunn (as Siu-Lun Wan)
Sau Sek ...
Chow Lui
Ki Yan Lam ...
Alice
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Ching (as Josephine Ho)
Sheung Mo Lam ...
Lai Kai-joe
May Kwong ...
May
Henry Fong ...
Dad (as Fong Ping)
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The brothers Chow Nunn and Chow Lui's giant computer company is facing a tense crisis - a powerful computer virus is rapidly wiping out their computer network. At the last minute a cyber-friend arrives to join the battle. The mysterious 'Angel.com' battles the virus and saves the company. Invited by Chow Lui for a visit in person, Angel.com arrives in the form of the beautiful Lynn. But it turns out Lynn is a professional assassin with amazing high-tech and kung fu skills. She kills Chow Lui with cyanide hidden in a pair of sunglasses. She's aided by her sister Sue, who operates the pair's World Panorama surveillance system, which allows them to tap into any video security system in the world. Young cop Kong Yat Hong and her partner Mark are put on the case. Hong has a brilliant mind and immediately senses she's dealing with a killer with very special skills. Realizing they are facing a tough adversary, Lynn and Sue become fascinated with Hong as well. Lynn runs into Yan, the cousin ... Written by <christian_wong2002@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for pervasive violence and a sexual conversation | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

$31,702 (USA) (12 September 2003)

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$31,702 (USA) (12 September 2003)
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Near the end of the movie, when Sue infiltrates the building, she destroys all elevators. However, when Hong comes to join forces with her, Hong gets all the way to the floor where Sue is very quickly. See more »

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Sue: [subtitled version] Don't forget the cake and candies I ordered from the Orchid Bakery.
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Written by Karen Mok
Performed by Karen Mok
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Possibly the nicest movie about professional killers ever made
24 March 2004 | by (Can you get me a cup of coffee, please?) – See all my reviews

Despite the fact that this is a super-slick action thriller with guns, swords, cars and martial arts, So Close is a refreshing and unusual movie. It's NICE, to put it simply. Lovely girls, dressed in white much of the time, hanging around their picturesque house messing around and eating cakes and having baths. Despite all the asses they kick, they actually behave like young women and not ultra-agressive 'I-want-to-be-a-man' type female heroes, like Xena or Sarah Connor.

The action is sleek and graceful - feminine. It's also rather slow and lo-key compared to most films of this nature. The real action doesn't come until the climax, but when it does, director Corey Yuen pulls out all the stops, climaxing in a two-against-one sword fight that ranks alongside that of The Phantom Menace.

Despite how it's advertised, So Close is not a skinflick. The women are certainly not sex objects. They are sexy, but in a wholesome way. It's their natural beauty rather than their sex appeal that is most noticable.

So Close is a great movie, and should entertain any mainstream audience regardless of their farmiliarity of Asian films.


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