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|A Man Called Hero (1999)
Ekin Cheng, Nicholas Tse, Shu Kei, Yuren Biao
follow-up to the 1998 Hong Kong smash hit "The Storm
Riders", again from Golden Harvest Films. The movie
attains fleeting echoes of Sergio Leone's "Once Upon
a Time in America"; the plot is overflowing with
characters and subplots, but is far easier to follow than
"Storm Riders," thanks to much more fluid
lensing by returning director Andrew Lau. It contains a
remarkably fine score by Chan Kwong-wing, which knits
together the story's sprawling emotional fabric. Scripter
Manfred Wong's extensive flashback structure, with three
characters giving different perspectives on the hero's
odyssey, works surprisingly well.
After a simple
initiation ceremony, Hero goes home excited but finds his
parents were killed. What had happened was, Gian took a
group of foreigners to Heros parents and forced
them to hand over the Red Sword, their family treasure.
In order to take revenge, Hero kills the foreigners.
Thereafter, he is wanted by the police and signs up to be
a coal miner in America
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Mandarin / Cantonese
English / Simplified Chinese /Malay
Regions (DVD can be played on any DVD
player in the world)
- "Adult Material;
Parental Guidance Recommended" (roughly equal to an
MPPA rating of "R") Films rated Category IIB
contain large amounts of violence and/or nudity and
sexual situations in addition to possible explicit
language and adult situations.