The Heroic Trio begins with the kidnapping of 18 toddlers. The authorities stand perplexed. A few women in town decide to take matters into their own hands. The villains get what they deserve when the high heels swish through the air. Heroic Trio occasionally becomes cartoonish and is even blacker than Tim Burton's Batman. Even so, the belief in the future dominates.The civil wars of China have frequently been depicted through the traditional kung fu hero in Hong Kong films. As a response to this Tsui Hark Film workshop added a dazzling and aggressive heroine. Ching Siu-Tung has been the most successful director to portray the feminist heroine with his loving camera, while Johnny To is mainly known for his dynamic melodramas.The demanding Hong Kong audience has already grown tired of the historical hyper-active spectacle, which is still fairly new to a Western audience. Instead they are trying to merge the traditional style with new trends and move Hong Kong film towards new levels. Heroic Trio mixes the larger-than-life acrobatics with the nihilistic science fiction movie. Both the choreography and the costumes mix punk fashion and the longing for a Maoist revolution with a hysterical apocalyptic feeling in futuristic techno-caves.

Titel
Heroic Trio, The
Regissör
Johnny To, Ching Siu Tung
Längd
93 min
Festival
1994
Sektion
Twilight Zone
Språk
Cantonese
Produktionsår
1993
Originaltitel
DONGFANG SAN XIA
Skådespelare
Leslie Cheung
Producent
Johnny To, Ching Siu Tung
Manus
Sandy Shaw
Musik
William Wu

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