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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Accident Blu-Ray Review

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Accident Blu-Ray Review

Synopsis: A self-styled accident choreographer, Ho Kwok-fai aka The Brain, (Louis Koo, Election, in one of the most compelling performances of his career) is a professional hit man who kills his victims by trapping them in well-crafted accidents that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact perfectly staged acts of crime. He is perennially plagued with guilt, as the avalanche of memories of his recently lost wife continue to haunt him. After one mission goes horribly wrong, costing the life of one of his men, Brain is convinced that this accident has been choreographed and someone is out there plotting to terminate him and his team. He becomes increasingly paranoid, walking the thin line between reality and delusion. When he discovers that a mysterious insurance agent, Chan Fong-chow, (Richie Jen, Exiled) is somewhat related to one of the accidents he has staged, Brain becomes obsessed with the idea that this man must be the mastermind behind a conspiracy to take him out. To regain his sanity and save his life, he must stay one step ahead of Fong before he makes his next move.

Review: We see a lot of film here at the Legion and it sometimes takes a movie from another country to really hit us upside the head and make an impression.  This film that gives a new take on being a professional hitman with many of the before seen themes of paranoia and a constant questioning of reality.  This one is stylized, action-packed and a wonderfully unique film that we cannot recommend enough to anyone that enjoys foreign cinema or is looking for something a bit different.

Interest Range: Drama, Foreign