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Bullets Over Summer (1999)

92 min - Action, Thriller, Foreign - 5 August 1999
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Plainclothes policemen Brian and Mike use an elderly woman's apartment for surveillance, hoping to catch a fugitive gangster. They develop a warm relationship with their hostess, whom they call "granny." Meanwhile, each man develops a romantic relationship: Brian with a strange wandering teenage girl, and Mike with a pregnant woman at the dry cleaning shop. When the gangster returns to his flat, Brian and Mike are forced into an explosive confrontation.

Director:  Wilson Yip
Writers:  Ben Cheung, Matt Chow, Wilson Yip

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Plainclothes policemen Brian and Mike use an elderly woman's apartment for surveillance, hoping to catch a fugitive gangster. They develop a warm relationship with their hostess, whom they call "granny." Meanwhile, each man develops a romantic relationship: Brian with a strange wandering teenage girl, and Mike with a pregnant woman at the dry cleaning shop. When the gangster returns to his flat, Brian and Mike are forced into an explosive confrontation.


Collections: Wilson Yip

Genres: Action, Thriller, Foreign

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  5 August 1999

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Runtime:  1 h 32 min

Wilson Yip’s genre-busting character-driven cop movie builds its set pieces and homages into a commentary on community, friendship and loss.

Yip’s model was Mission: Impossibile, combining suspense and laughter to push the action genre forward, feeling that its progress had somehow come to a dead end following the romantic approach of John Woo and the more visceral realism of Gordon Chan’s First Option.

Stephen Cremin

Thanks to Far East Film Festival