A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Hong Kong, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia.
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong,
Set in 1950s Los Angeles, Richard Hudson (Warburton) is a shrewd car dealer who moves from San Francisco and sets up a used-car dealership. Tiring of this job, he turns the lot over to an ... See full summary »
An LA police officer is murdered in the onion fields outside of Bakersfield. However, legal loopholes could keep his kidnappers from receiving justice, and his partner is haunted by overwhelming survivor's guilt.
Police Beat is a highly unconventional crime film in which the protagonist Z is so preoccupied with his possibly unfaithful girlfriend that he never once acknowledges criminal world that swirls around him. The crimes Z encounters become mirrors of the his turbulent inner state, allowing him to philosophize about his unstable romantic relationship as well as his own development as an emotional being. While Z's regular interactions are in English, his thoughts the film's narration are in his native Wolof, the primary language of West Africa. In this way, Police Beat is an unusual portrait of an immigrant new to the United States that focuses less on the protagonist's socio-economic difficulties than on his emotional responses to American life.Written by
Okay, so I registered on IMDb after years of use just to counter the other comment I saw. This film rocked. Lyrical, gentle, raw, and new-making. I've lived in Seattle for many years now, and this film showed me visions I'll dream happily about in my old age.
It's contemplative, not exactly action-packed, but definitely action-filled. The counterpoint between the narrative and the on-screen action is true to the city, more than any art I've ever experienced.
Highly recommended, but watch it with somebody you like.
--- Ah, okay. The machine wants more lines in this review. So much for brevity, and here I thought I was being long-winded. The scene in Gasworks park alone makes the movie worth seeing. I can't imagine that I'd like this movie so well if I lived in some easterly nether- regional city, but for us Pacific Coasters, its a delight.
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