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The Runaway Pistol    (2002)

Director :
Lam Wah Chun

Other titles : 走火枪 (HK Title)
Zouhou qiang (HK Title)
Country : Hong Kong
Genre : Drama / Thriller
HK Category : I I I
Runtime : 88 min.
Video : Colour
Audio : Speaking (Cantonese)
 Cast :  
Barbara Wong Chun Chun
Wilson Yip Wai Shun
Chuen Chum Yuk
 (full cast & crew)


Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Is that so? But guns sure make people trigger-happy, like power readily fills people with the urge to abuse it. The runaway pistol, which has a life of its own, travels from the underbelly of Mongkok to seedy Shenzhen across the border. It finds its way into the hands of a motley crowd of characters, and claims the lives of a sex worker, a small-time hood, troubled teenagers, and innocent and not-so-innocent bystanders, in manners absurd and inglorious. In his debut as director, Lam Wah Chuen, long-time collaborator of Fruit Chan as cinematographer and composer, fashions a one-of-a-kind road movie that is a complex kaleidoscope of images, and with an intensity bordering on the subversive and the unreal. A cruel fairy tale about a city on the verge of moral meltdown.

It's an independent and provocative movie produced by Andy Lau's production company Team Work and Andrew Lau. The story is told from the point of view of a gun made in the thirties and that still kills people around. The gun passes from a hand to another travelling from HK to Mainland China. Each day, when it is on the market and still potentially dangerous, is punctuated by the 'funny fish tank' show on TV. HK and China are apparently filled...
>> read the full length review Thomas Podvin 15/1/2003

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