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Protege de la Rose Noire (2004)

NR 91 min - Comedy, Action - 3 February 2004
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Gillian and Charlene, as usual, play a couple of mismatched partners who come under the tutelage of the slightly nutty and love-sick Black Rose (Teresa Mo), a former Kung fu-fighting super-hero who grooms them for a life of fighting crime. Ekin Cheng plays a dim-witted cab driver who wears a Robin costume and becomes Charlene's love interest. There is a bit of "comedy" as Rose confuses Ekin with her former lover and Gillian becomes jealous. A lot of time is wasted with this Three's Company-style shtick until eventually, some shred of a conflict comes forward, as the girls must battle a former protege of Rose who has taken to kidnapping to pay the bills.

Director:  Donnie Yen, Barbara Wong
Writers:  Lam Suet, Roy Szeto, Lau Wai-Man

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Gillian and Charlene, as usual, play a couple of mismatched partners who come under the tutelage of the slightly nutty and love-sick Black Rose (Teresa Mo), a former Kung fu-fighting super-hero who grooms them for a life of fighting crime. Ekin Cheng plays a dim-witted cab driver who wears a Robin costume and becomes Charlene's love interest. There is a bit of "comedy" as Rose confuses Ekin with her former lover and Gillian becomes jealous. A lot of time is wasted with this Three's Company-style shtick until eventually, some shred of a conflict comes forward, as the girls must battle a former protege of Rose who has taken to kidnapping to pay the bills.


Collections: Barbara Wong, Donnie Yen

Genres: Comedy, Action

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese
Release Date:  3 February 2004

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Runtime:  1 h 31 min

PTU (2003)

88 min - Drama, Action, Comedy, Crime, Foreign - 17 April 2003
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Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun. Two years in the making, Johnnie To’s police thriller PTU focuses on just a single night’s action. Scruffy police sergeant Lo (Lam Suet) stumbles into a gangland mess when he visits a restaurant early in the evening.

Director:  Johnnie To
Writers:  Yau Nai-Hoi, Au Kin-Yee

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Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun. Two years in the making, Johnnie To’s police thriller PTU focuses on just a single night’s action. Scruffy police sergeant Lo (Lam Suet) stumbles into a gangland mess when he visits a restaurant early in the evening.


Collections: Johnnie To

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, English
Release Date:  17 April 2003

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Production Companies:  Milky Way Image Company

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Runtime:  1 h 28 min

Public Toilet (2002)

102 min - Drama - 29 November 2002
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This mini-epic finds Hong Kong's most independent-minded auteur in thoughtful mood, contemplating the accidents of fate and the vagaries of free-will from the other side of the U-bend. Thoughtful, but as playful as ever. It all begins in an unusually clean public toilet in Beijing, the birthplace of Dongdong, who consequently has to live with the nickname 'God of Toilets.' Now 18, he's faced with the impending death of the kind old lady who found and raised him, and the departure of his best friend Tony in search of a miracle cure for his kid brother, who's seriously ill. Already complicated by everything from snow which mysterious falls upwards to the two grizzled bachelors who have spent their whole lives as rivals for the old lady's hand, the storyline now turns into a veritable garden of forking paths.

Director:  Fruit Chan
Writers:  Fruit Chan, Lam Kee-To

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This mini-epic finds Hong Kong's most independent-minded auteur in thoughtful mood, contemplating the accidents of fate and the vagaries of free-will from the other side of the U-bend. Thoughtful, but as playful as ever. It all begins in an unusually clean public toilet in Beijing, the birthplace of Dongdong, who consequently has to live with the nickname 'God of Toilets.' Now 18, he's faced with the impending death of the kind old lady who found and raised him, and the departure of his best friend Tony in search of a miracle cure for his kid brother, who's seriously ill. Already complicated by everything from snow which mysterious falls upwards to the two grizzled bachelors who have spent their whole lives as rivals for the old lady's hand, the storyline now turns into a veritable garden of forking paths.


Collections: Fruit Chan

Genres: Drama

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Country:   Hong Kong,   South Korea,   Japan
Language:  Cantonese, Korean
Release Date:  29 November 2002

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Production Companies:  Nicetop Independent Ltd, Digital Nega

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Runtime:  1 h 42 min

Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer (2012)

85 min - Documentary - 1 September 2012
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Step into the extraordinary life of a Chinese immigrant who overcame the challenges to achieve the American dream. This biography follows the path of a young boy who learns the value of hard work and perseverance through kung fu training. He escapes the harshness of political oppression, bravely ventures out on his own, and embraces opportunity in a new land. The now highly recognized Grandmaster Pui Chan is one of the pioneers responsible for bringing traditional kung fu to America. He built his first kung fu temple in America, and leads and internationally renowned martial arts system across the world. Pui's eldest daughter and successor Mimi Chan confronts a new set of challenges, trying to keep the traditional values alive in an increasingly modernized era.

Director:  Mimi Chan
Writers:  Mimi Chan, Oscar Agramonte

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Step into the extraordinary life of a Chinese immigrant who overcame the challenges to achieve the American dream. This biography follows the path of a young boy who learns the value of hard work and perseverance through kung fu training. He escapes the harshness of political oppression, bravely ventures out on his own, and embraces opportunity in a new land. The now highly recognized Grandmaster Pui Chan is one of the pioneers responsible for bringing traditional kung fu to America. He built his first kung fu temple in America, and leads and internationally renowned martial arts system across the world. Pui's eldest daughter and successor Mimi Chan confronts a new set of challenges, trying to keep the traditional values alive in an increasingly modernized era.


Collections: Mimi Chan

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  1 September 2012

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Production Companies:  Wah Lum Films

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Runtime:  1 h 25 min

Punished (2011)

94 min - Action, Thriller, Crime - 5 May 2011
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Real estate tycoon Wong Ho-Chiu (Anthony Wong Chau-Sang) suffers great pain when his daughter Daisy (Janice Man) is kidnapped and killed. Wong Ho-Chiu turns to his trusted bodyguard Chor (Richie Ren) to seek out the perpetrators and exact revenge. Wong Ho-Chiu goes one step further and orders Chor to videotape each of their executions. Once Chor tracks down the final perpetrator Wong Ho-Chiu decides to kill that person himself. When Wong Ho-Chiu learns about the perpetrator’s past, he has second thoughts …

Director:  Law Wing-Cheong
Writers:  Fung Chih-chiang

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Real estate tycoon Wong Ho-Chiu (Anthony Wong Chau-Sang) suffers great pain when his daughter Daisy (Janice Man) is kidnapped and killed. Wong Ho-Chiu turns to his trusted bodyguard Chor (Richie Ren) to seek out the perpetrators and exact revenge. Wong Ho-Chiu goes one step further and orders Chor to videotape each of their executions. Once Chor tracks down the final perpetrator Wong Ho-Chiu decides to kill that person himself. When Wong Ho-Chiu learns about the perpetrator’s past, he has second thoughts …


Collections: Law Wing-Cheong

Tagline: Thou shalt not kill...

Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话
Release Date:  5 May 2011

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Production Companies:  Milkyway Image Company

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Runtime:  1 h 34 min

Purple Butterfly (2003)

127 min - Drama, Foreign - 22 May 2003
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Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover... and officer with a secret police unit tasked with dismantling Purple Butterfly.

Director:  Lou Ye

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Ding Hui is a member of Purple Butterfly, a powerful resistance group in Japanese occupied Shanghai. An unexpected encounter reunites her with Itami, an ex-lover... and officer with a secret police unit tasked with dismantling Purple Butterfly.


Collections: Lou Ye

Genres: Drama, Foreign

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Language:  Japanese, 普通话
Release Date:  22 May 2003

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Runtime:  2 h 07 min

Purple Sunset (2001)

106 min - Drama, War - 18 April 2001
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A Soviet Russian lady officer, a Chinese peasant and a Japanese schoolgirl must walk their way out of a forest toward the end of World War II, despite their mutual distrust of one another.

Director:  Feng Xiaoning

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A Soviet Russian lady officer, a Chinese peasant and a Japanese schoolgirl must walk their way out of a forest toward the end of World War II, despite their mutual distrust of one another.


Collections: Feng Xiaoning

Tagline: Purple Sunset is a 2001 Chinese film written and directed by Feng Xiaoning. Feng also acted as the film's cinematographer.

Genres: Drama, War

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Country:   China
Language:  Japanese, 普通话, Russian
Release Date:  18 April 2001

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Runtime:  1 h 46 min

Pursuit of Vengeance (1977)

93 min - Action, Drama, Fantasy - 22 December 1977
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Master of the "swordplay thriller" genre, Chor Yuen and renowned kung-fu choreographer Tang Chia tell the fabulous tale of the "Fastest Swordsman in the World" facing the "1000 Face Devil" and no less than seven murderers.

Director:  Chor Yuen
Writers:  Chor Yuen

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Master of the "swordplay thriller" genre, Chor Yuen and renowned kung-fu choreographer Tang Chia tell the fabulous tale of the "Fastest Swordsman in the World" facing the "1000 Face Devil" and no less than seven murderers.


Collections: Chor Yuen

Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  22 December 1977

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Production Companies:  Shaw Brothers

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Runtime:  1 h 33 min

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