Bullets Over Summer- -
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.
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.
Thanks to Far East Film Festival