POLICE STORY
GING CHAAT GOO SI
1985, 101 min, Hong Kong, Dir: Jackie Chan, Chi-Hwa Chen

Following the disappointing reception of THE PROTECTOR in the U.S., Jackie Chan went back to Hong Kong and began working on what would be both a watershed moment in global action cinema and the start of wildly successful franchise. Acknowledged by the star as his best action film, POLICE STORY introduced the world to Chan on a whole new level as police Inspector “Kevin” / Chan Ka-Kui, a relentless cop intent on smashing Chu Tao's (Chor Yuen) crime syndicate at any cost. With Brigitte Lin and Maggie Cheung rounding out a stellar cast, POLICE STORY instantly cemented Chan’s place as a legend.


POLICE STORY 3: SUPERCOP
GING CHAAT GOO SI 3: CHIU KUP GING CHAAT
1993, Park Circus, 91 min, Hong Kong, Dir: Stanley Tong

The third installment of the popular Hong Kong franchise pairs supercop “Kevin” Chan Ka-Kui (Jackie Chan) with Interpol inspector Jessica Yang (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON’s Michelle Yeoh) as they work to take down a ruthless drug lord, Khun Chiabat (Kenneth Tsang). Quentin Tarantino called the action set pieces here the “greatest stunts ever filmed in any movie ever,” and by the time the end credits - featuring outtakes from these sequences - roll, you’ll be amazed the performers survived them. English dubbed version.


IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
FA YEUNG NIN WA
2000, USA Films, 98 min, Hong Kong, Dir: Wong Kar Wai

In early-1960s Hong Kong, a journalist (Cannes Best Actor winner Tony Leung Chiu Wai) moves next door to a secretary (Maggie Cheung); frequently left alone by unfaithful spouses, the two grow to become soulmates. Beautifully shot (by Christopher Doyle and Pin Bing Lee), this haunting look at romance and regret was named one of the 25 greatest films ever made in the most recent Sight & Sound critics poll. In Chinese and French with English subtitles.


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