Lung foo fung wan (1987)
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This early Ringo Lam gangster picture starring young Chow Yun-Fat clearly transitioning from the comedy roles he'd been known for up until then, was, unfortunately, only available with an English dub. I found myself not minding too much, to my surprise. In true Hong Kong tradition, Lam fills the screen with visuals, and his every shot holds interest, whatever the language. And it's a fun physical performance from "Hong Kong's King of Comedy" Chow Yun-Fat too, as an irreverent undercover cop who wants out, caught between a rock and a hard place and an unhealthy relationship with a girl. Not a major film, by any means, but a good piece of entertainment.
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This movie ranks #36 in Quentin Tarantino's Coolest Movies of All Time
This movie ranks #47 in LoveHKFilm.com's The Best Hong Kong Films Ever
This movie ranks #55 in HKFA's The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures
This movie ranks #408 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey