Kit is an undercover cop chasing a top mob chief, but his mission goes wrong, and he ends up in a Thai prison. There, he meets a guard who is willing to help him escape so he can take down the gang, in exchange for saving the man’s daughter, who suffers from leukemia.
As if it weren’t enough with The Godfather, Terminator or Star Wars to convince us that second installments have always been good, new evidence arrives from a Far East better represented and more extreme than ever in this Bafici. With no relation to the original other than its tendency to go wild and its little noir heart, SPL 2 goes out for a stroll through Hong Kong’s popular genres (martial arts cinema, but also police procedural, silly comedy and tear-jerking melodrama) with an endless supply of inventiveness and absurdity. With Tony Jaa and Wu Jing on the team, the fights are –you can imagine– many, euphoric and generous when it comes to broken glass and bones; but among so many action heroes, a lethal villain stands out with his mini-knives used with maxi-creativity. AM
D: Soi Cheang G: Jill Lai Yin Leung, Wong Ying F: Tse Chung-to E: David Richardson M: Kwong Wing-chan, Ken Chan P: Yip Wai-shun, Paco Wong PE: Alvin Chau, Alex Dong, Chen Yi-qi, Yu Dong, Andrew Chu CP: Sun Entertainment Culture I: Tony Jaa, Wu Jing, Simon Yam, Zhang Jin, Louis Koo
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He was born in Hong Kong, and directed several films, including The Death Curse (2003), Shamo (2007) and The Monkey King (2014). He also works as an assistant director, scriptwriter and actor.