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Bat sei ching mai (2001)

Sam, a Hong Kong cop, has busted crime lord Night. Ann, Sam's girlfriend, is the prosecuting witness. Night is jailed for five years. On a trip to Paris, Ann is killed by an assassin. Sam ... See full summary »

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Sam, a Hong Kong cop, has busted crime lord Night. Ann, Sam's girlfriend, is the prosecuting witness. Night is jailed for five years. On a trip to Paris, Ann is killed by an assassin. Sam quits the force and two years later, runs a bar on Lamma Island with his uncles. One day, a Japanese tourist who looks exactly like Ann arrives. Sam and the lady soon fall in love. However, that love is shortened when she holds a dark past and after a successful appeal, Night is back and out for revenge. Written by Ninja01

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Despite Lacking the Depth of other Romantic Action Features, Bullets of Love remains an Intriguing Addition to the Genre
6 June 2015 | by (Melbourne, Victoria) – See all my reviews

Although Bullets of Love may initially appear a peculiar title for a dramatic, action romance, this is explored over the course of the feature. The film opens violently with a young man running down the streets of Hong Kong, stricken by unnerving terror, before been tortured by a supremely talented assassin with impressive marksman capabilities, known only as Ghost (Hayawaka Saki), a woman who is often employed by two gangster brothers, Night (Terence Yin Chi-Wai) and Day (Richard Sun Kwok-Ho).

The beginning of the film also introduces the viewer to the directional style that will be often utilized during the film's action segments. The occasional use of hand-held camera techniques can make it difficult to appropriately focus on what is happening due to the frenetic nature of the work, though this does capture the rush of adrenaline characters would feel during these circumstances. Additionally, scene stills sometimes change to a single color, heightening the tone and dramatic effect, while on other occasions, the repetition of a particular action sequence, though capable of demonstrating a moment from several angles, can also appear unnecessary.

The film centers around protagonist Sam (Leon Lai Ming), a police inspector who has been pursuing the violent Triad brothers Night and Day for the past three years. When Night is successfully apprehended, Ann (Asaka Seto, whose character is voiced by Sandy Lam San-San), Sam's paramour, and the case's prosecutor, attempts during the legal proceedings to ensure Night will no longer be a threat to society. Sentenced to five years imprisonment, Night openly threatens the lives of the couple, who, in order to get away from the case and experience a change of scenery, vacation in Paris.

Unknowingly pursued by Ghost, who has begun to develop romanticized feelings for Sam, tragedy inexplicably tears Sam's world apart when Ann is horrifically killed. Instead of revealing the immediate aftermath, or providing the audience with the opportunity to be emotionally connected to this grief-stricken moment, the movie instead jumps ahead two years without explanation, a decision that is on one hand rather bothersome, for missing out on such an opportunity to connect with the audience, though at the same time, fits with the film's speed, which is more often than not quite rapid.

Living alongside his uncles, Ox (Michael Chan Wai-Man) and Tiger (Frankie Ng Chi-Hung), Sam's professional life has gone from being a member of the police force, to being a fisherman and drummer in a rock-band, although, during this reveal, the viewer could not be blamed for thinking they had suddenly begun to watch a completely different film, the dramatic action having being replaced by a slightly more light-hearted tone, as Sam's family begin to ready themselves for Tiger's wedding.

When Sam happens to meet You (also portrayed by Asaka Seto), a Japanese photographer who looks exactly like his former lover, Sam finds himself developing feelings for her, and despite their initially confrontational meeting, You herself begins to find happiness in his arms. This particular part of the story is perhaps one of the better developed segments, the film assisting the audience in legitimately longing for a desirable resolution. However, their happiness is put to the test when Sam discovers that Night has successfully been paroled, forcing him to make a decision: will he dedicate himself to avenging his fallen lover, or will he try to move on? At the same time though, You's mysterious past begins to reveal itself, rendering the decision Sam will be forced to make all the more difficult.

Although by the film's conclusion there are some lingering unresolved questions, the central plot is satisfactorily brought to a close, with an ending guaranteed to unpredictably shock. Despite characterization been in rather short supply, the characters themselves are admirably portrayed, and we are able to acquire an understanding of their motivations and passions, that help us comprehend the leads, even when their actions are morally wrong, or absurdly hazardous. Although there are other films of a similar genre that are potentially better executed, Bullets of Love proves to be a feature capable of granting its audience enough food for thought when it comes to the lengths we may go to secure who we love most.


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