Xia dao Gao Fei (1992)
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Ringo Lam's Full Contact (1992) was the week's Kung Fu Friday selection, a down and dirty (and crazy) gangster film starring Chow Yun-Fat, Anthony Wong and Simon Yam. The latter looks incredibly young in this and plays an outrageous psychotic gay killer-thief-magician. Another villain is a psycho nympho they call Virgin. It's that kind of a movie. Action films tend to have very simple and repetitive plots (in this case, one crook is betrayed by his partners and comes back for revenge) so it's usually about memorable characters and set pieces. Full Contact has both those things. There are surprising moments of violence, but while much of the filming looks "guerrilla", Lam still has a sense of the gorgeous. It's very much in the tradition John Woo was just establishing (with some of the same actors) at the time, and a lot of fun. Don't let the generic English title put you off.
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