Right before Dharma's bodyguard kills Bayu in front of his kidnapped daughter, Nomura arrives and shoots dead the bodyguard. Bayu strangles Dharma to death but Nomura decides to kill Bayu's daughter anyway. Written by The synopsis of this Japanese and Indonesian collaboration did have my interest grabbed, and I was somewhat excited to sit down and watch the movie. When a convicted killer and kung fu expert named Ha - formerly working as a martial arts instructor before accidentally killing a man and being imprisoned and convicted for the crime he didn't intend to do - hears of this, he offers to help the police catch the killer in return for his freedom. The hooker complains to her pimp and Nomura is subsequently beaten up for mistreating the prostitute.
While the release date was 1 February, the release date was 6 February. He tears up and stumbles out of his house, only to see Nomura who has just arrived in Indonesia. While far apart, the two men have something in common; they are both killers. I should also note the producers do a nice job finding and designing creative set pieces for the action, with various scenes taking place on a busy freeway, inside a dinosaur museum, etc. District officer as Andrew Lau A vicious killer named Fung goes around Hong Kong killing top martial arts exponents and leaving a secret weapon called the Moonshadow as his calling card. The pair land on a car, Bayu dead and Nomura mortally wounded.
While doing so, he discovers the killer's. Sure, maybe it falls prey to some of the usual action movie tropes this ain't high art we're talking about after all , maybe there's cheesiness here and there, and Donnie Yen isn't a great actor, but it's easy to appreciate the little details and work invested into this film that elevate it above random xyz action movies that have good fight scenes, but are otherwise unmemorable. Steadfastly, Ha refuses to be drawn into a fight with Fung - until the killer threatens the woman he loves most. July 2016 Nomura Shuhei is a charismatic, wealthy Japanese executive based in who has a hidden dark side. . He then searches the nightclub, grabs the intoxicated hooker, and throws her into the trunk of his car.
However, I had set the movie up on a pedestal of sorts, because it didn't impress me one bit, and I found it to be just a very mundane and mediocre movie at best. Their conversation is interrupted once the prostitute wakes up and screams for help. Upon returning home, Nomura decides to kill the hooker on webcam for Bayu to see. Nomura is pleased with Bayu's work and eventually gets in contact with him via social media however neither knows each other's true identity. Chan Pak-Kwong as John Chiang.
However, the movie just had very little entertainment value, aside from showing some brutal and deranged murder scenes. In Tokyo, a serial killer is murdering women and posting his violent crimes on-line. Sinn Ying as Michelle Bai. When each posts videos of their violent sprees online, the pair find one another on the Internet and begin a toxic and competitive duel. The plot develops like something you'd expect from a kung-fu film taking place centuries ago.
I found the overall result of the movie to be a tepid and mediocre one, and as such then I am rating it five out of ten stars. Meanwhile, Nomura stalks a hooker and eventually lures her into his car. Bayu goes to Dharma's personal fixer, Robert, and corners him in his home. Hung Yip as Louis Fan. Written by if you're a big fan of old-school kung fu flicks i. But Ha has actually gone back to his home in Foshan to find out more about the mysterious calling card.
This film marks the first collaboration in the thriller genre between Japan and Indonesia. Cast: , , , , Slobodan Stefanovic, Sofija Rajovic, Zorana Kostic Obradovic, Jelena Rakocevic Director: Genres: Production Co: Viktorija Film Keywords: , ,. After a close encounter with Fung, Ha suddenly disappears and the police begin to suspect the worse: that the two are accomplices and Fung was the bait to help spring Ha from jail. Disturbed and angered by this, Bayu pistol-whips Robert and locks him in the basement. Nomura calls up Bayu on social media and prepares to kill her in front of the webcam. Hisae fails to do so and tearfully pulls her brother away, immediately regretting her decision.
While doing so, he discovers the killer's identity and his motivation: the true philosophy behind Fung's martial arts is to kill opponents who are weaker than him. But Ha has actually gone back to his home in Foshan to find out more about the mysterious calling card. I think it's apparent from watching this that the filmmakers put a lot of effort into making this a quality kung-fu movie. The villain chooses his victims based on their mastery of the arts. Another plus is the characterization and portrayal of the villain played by Wang Baoqiang.