03 Sept 2021 | 鎗火’ – The Mission (HK 1999, Johnnie To)

HK 1999, D: Johnnie To, C: Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, Jackie Lui Chung-Yin, 81’, Orig. with Eng. subs, 35mm

Brother Lung’s life is sought for, so five members of his organization are going to serve as his bodyguards: Roy and his right hand Shin, weapons expert James, Mike the pistol hero and cold-blooded murderer Curtis. Without revealing much of themselves, they quickly form a team with a mission. Staged in a condensed manner, we observe this gang of men as they sparingly reveal their individual character. Johnnie To stages how a peculiar partnership develops out of the slightest physical actions and the smallest emotional impulses, always accompanied by standoffs and shootouts packed with suspense. In the end, chumminess is opposed by loyalty to the organization. A genre film between kinetic actions and moments of silence.

Fri 03 SeptLuru Open-Air
10 pmregular: 6,5€ / reduced 5,5€
double feature: 11€ / reduced 9€