The Runaway Pistol (2002)

Very kinetic and hipper than hip, this film is, maybe, the most avant-garde, personal work produced in Hong Kong by a mainstream artist that I can remember. Cinematographer Lam Wah-Chuen uses a variety of formats to create an intriguing, compelling vision. This is a movie where any conventional "narrative" style is secondary to the unique imagery. It has its dark and disturbing moments, going places where few Hong Kong movies have gone in the past 15 years.

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