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A Touch of Sin
A "brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China" (Jon Frosch, The Atlantic ), A TOUCH OF SIN was inspired by four shocking (and true) events that forced the world's fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination. Written…
Mountains May Depart - Shan He Gu Ren
At once an intimate drama and a decades-spanning epic that leaps from the recent past to the present to the speculative near-future, Jia Zhangke's new film is an intensely moving study of how China's economic boom and the culture of…
Police Story
Considered -- and rightly so -- a Hong Kong action cinema classic, POLICE STORY marks Jackie Chan's initial foray into the stunt-filled action movie genre that became his trademark. Jackie Chan plays an honest cop, Chan Ka-Kui, assigned to protect…
City on Fire
This tense Hong Kong crime thriller is known best as the film upon which Quentin Tarantino borrowed heavily for his 1992 debut, Reservoir Dogs. Those who criticized the American director for lack of originality have perhaps missed the point. In…
Chan Is Missing
Acclaimed filmmaker Wayne Wang's first feature film CHAN IS MISSING follows the adventures of two cabbies on their search through San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with $4,000 of their money. Their quest to figure out…
The Drummer
Sid, the rebellious son of a controlling and savage mafia boss in Hong Kong, has to flee to the beautiful mountains of Taiwan upon enraging his father's violent adversary by seducing his teenage mistress. Sid's independence from the mafia life…
The Mission
When someone attempts to take out a mob boss named Mr. Lung, his brother Frank (Simon Yam) puts together a team of five bodyguards to protect him. At first the team is bored as nothing happens. After a close call,…
The Eagle Shooting Heroes
Executive produced by Wong Kar-Wai, Jeffrey Lau's "absurd 1993 masterpiece" (Austin Chronicle) Eagle Shooting Heroes is a fast, funny, flamboyant, and wildly imaginative martial arts farrago.
Election
Every two years the senior members of the Wo Shing Triad, the oldest gang in Hong Kong, elect an up-and-coming younger boss as their chairman. The two candidates they are voting on couldn't be farther apart in personality; Lok (Simon…
Reunification - Memories of Migration and a Once Intact Family
"In a style reminiscent of Chris Marker" (Facets) and praised for its "clear-eyed honesty" (Meredith Monk), this award-winning film gives an insider view on the contemporary Asian American immigrant experience, family psychology, and personal filmmaking. Director Alvin Tsang reflects for…
Chinese Odyssey 2002
A movie that "packs a lot of laughs and action into a beautifully shot 105 minutes" (Variety), Chinese Odyssey 2002 follows royal heirs Princess Wushuang (Asian pop diva and Chungking Express heroine Faye Wong) and future Emperor Zheng De (Crouching…
Shuttle Life - Fen bei ren sheng
Qiang lives in the big city and struggles to take care of his mentally unstable mother and 5-year-old sister, Hui Shan. When a speeding car kills Hui Shan in an accident, Qiang is desperate to claim his sister's body. Unfortunately,…
Wing Chun: A Documentary
Wing Chun has seen explosive growth, fueled by a blockbuster movie and a legion of new followers who regard it as the most effective fighting art there is. "We have seen heat waves before and not just because of Bruce…
Triad Underworld
When Triad leader Hung's wife gives birth to a baby boy, Hung considers leaving the world of the gangsters. Despite the fact that he is not sure of his decision, word gets out fast and now, a brutal war begins…
Koma
Koma is a psychological thriller featuring Hong Kong stars Lee Sinje (Divergence) and Karena Lam (Silk, Heroic Duo) that intricately weaves a winding tale through the darkest regions of the human psyche and an emotional cat-and-mouse game between two women.…
Ab-Normal Beauty (Sei mong se jun)
Jiney is a talented student of Arts with a trauma in her childhood and lack of communication with her mother, and excellent photographer that is not satisfied with her awarded works. When she witnesses a car crash, she is driven…
Be With Me
Be With Me is a tapestry of three stories woven around the themes of love, hope, tragedy and redemption. Although the main characters come from different backgrounds and lead different lives, they are bound by one common desire - to…
Divergence
Three men with seemingly nothing in common--a loser cop whose fiancee is missing, a wayward assassin who always crosses the line and a lawyer who manipulates the truth--are drawn together by a murder. Each of these men is on a…
Lessons in Dissent - A New Generation of Hong Kong Democracy Activists
Filmed over 18 months, Lessons in Dissent is a kaleidoscopic, visceral portrait of a new generation of Hong Kong democracy activists. School boy JOSHUA WONG dedicates himself to stopping the introduction of National Education. His campaign begins to snowball when…
My Life in China
My father fled the Cultural Revolution in 1966. After risking his life to get to America, he started our family in Boston. But when his restaurant went bankrupt and my mom got sick, he began to feel like he'd failed…