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Hong Kong

Chinese Box (France | Japan | USA, 1997)

Director, Wayne Wang. Cast: Jeremy Irons, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung, Michael Hui, Ruben Blades. Drama about a British journalist and a Hong Kong bartender with a jaded past, set against the backdrop of Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule. 99 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong

Offers an in-depth look at Hong Kong's wu xia film legacy and its influence on global cinema, from its roots in Beijing Opera to Quentin Tarantino's tribute to Hong Kong martial arts action in Kill Bill, Vol. 2. All of the bases are covered, from Hong Kong cinema's first martial-arts hero, Wong Fei Hung, to the balletic choreography of Chang Che, including the "one-punch" impact of Bruce Lee and the evolution of kung-fu comedy as epitomized by Jackie Chan. The Hong Kong technique of editing-in-camera is demonstrated in a multi-screen sequence.

Chungking Express (Chung-ching sen lin) (Hong Kong, 1994)

Directed by Wong Kar-Wai. Two interwined romantic tales take place inside the Chung-ching high-rise shopping center in downtown Hong Kong: A policeman falls in love with a snack bar waitress while a house detective gets involved with a female drug dealer. 104 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

City on Fire (Long hu feng yun) (Hong Kong, 1987)

Director, Ringo Lam. Cast: Chow Yun Fat, Sun Yeuh, Lee Sau Yin Danny. An undercover cop sent to infiltrate a notorious crime ring, Ko Chow must replace a fellow officer who was killed in a violent confrontation. But, as he earns the trust of the syndicate, he develops a tight friendship with one of the thieves. Then, when a planned heist turns into a bloody shoot-out with police, suspicions arise about who could be the informant. 100 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Come Drink With Me (Da zui xia) (1965)

Director, King Hu. Swordplay adventure in ancient China. Chang, a woman warrior, and Fan Ta-pei, a martial arts master, fight to release Chang's brother, who is being held hostage by bandits.

Comrades, Almost a Love Story (Tian mi mi) (Hong Kong, 1996)

Directed by Peter Chan. A young woman and a charming young man, who is engaged to a girl in his hometown, each come to Hong Kong to pursue success. At first perfect strangers, they grow emotionally close as they share trials and joys in their lonesome struggle in an unfamiliar world. Their individual dreams and ambitions, however, force them to eventually take separate paths in their lives. PAL format min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (China, Hong Kong, Taiway, USA, 2000)

Directed by Ang Lee. Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Lung Sihung, Cheng Pei Pei. Set in 19th-century China, two master warriors are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocratic woman prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face-to-face with their worst enemy, and the enduring power of love. (DVD: Mandarin, English and French soundtracks with optional subtitles in English or French.) 120 min.

Curse of the Golden Flower (Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia) (Hong Kong / China, 2006)

Directed by Yimou Zhang. Cast: Jin Chen, Jay Chou, Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Qin Junjie, Man Li, Ye Liu, Dahong Ni. Set in China in the later Tang Dynasty, 10th Century, this is a tale of a royal family divided against itself which builds to a climax as lines are crossed, trust is betrayed, and family blood is spilled in the quest for redemption and revenge. 114 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Days of Being Wild (A fei cheng chuan) (Hong Kong, 1990)

Directed by Wong Kar-Wai. A story about six young people living in Hong Kong in the 1960's interweaving love-hate relationships and passion. 90 min. Online Access through LFLFC ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Devil Killer (2005?)

Directed by Robert Tai. Cast: Alexander Lo, Jackie Chiang. Set in China, tells the story of the battles between two rival gangs who have expertise in the most unique fighting skills, including Mo Chia boxing and iron kicking techniques. English language version. 88 min.

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