Based on a comic book called Fung Wan (or Tin Ha), the movie stars Ekin Cheng as Wind and Aaron Kwok as Cloud. The plot involves two children, Whispering Wind and Striding Cloud, who become powerful warriors under the evil warlord Conquer’s tutelage. They grow up serving as his subordinates, but a love triangle and an accident leads to a quest for retribution.
In his directorial debut, Francis Ng Chun-Yu essays Smash Head, an emotionally bankrupt cop who began his downward spiral when he accidentally killed a hostage during a shootout. Though it has its rough edges, Hong Kong actor Francis Ng’s directorial debut is a striking work: very much performance based and with a distinctively woozy feel that parallels the main character’s feeling of dislocation from his surroundings.