The Wall (2002)

Uber-editor turned director Marco Mak helms interesting melodrama about 2 men defined by their very different roles in triad society. Jordan Chan and Patrick Tam are cast as the two men reunited after Chan serves a long prison sentence for a crime both committed as teenagers.

The film is awash with metaphors and homoerotic undertones as Chan tries to live honestly while circumstances draw him back to the triad life where, of course, Tam is now a big boss. Based on a story by Simon Loui and the director, the tight, colorful screenplay is very well produced. The two lead actors have good chemistry and the supporting actors are well cast.

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