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New Meetup: The Cine-East: East Asian Cinema series debuts with: Exiled

From: Eric
Sent on: Thursday, September 18, 2008 11:11 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Triangle Area Chinese Language Meetup Group!

What: The Cine-East: East Asian Cinema series debuts with: Exiled

When: September 22,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: The time is 1998. The setting is Macau. Every living soul jumps at every chance to make quick money before the Portuguese colony ushers in a new era under Chinese rule. Against this background of fin-de-si?cle malaise come two hit men from Hong Kong sent to take out a renegade member trying to turn over a new leaf with his wife and newborn baby. They soon find themselves in the throes of a dilemma when two of their former associates also show up, intent on thwarting them at every cost.

For the first time since The Mission in 1999, Anthony Wong (Infernal Affairs) and Francis Ng (Infernal Affairs 2) once again team up with Johnnie To and his regulars Roy Cheung (Infernal Affairs 2), Lam Suet (PTU), and Simon Yam (Election) in another action-packed ensemble piece, Exiled. Joining this virile cast are Richie Jen and Nick Cheung, both of whom worked previously with Johnnie To in Breaking News, as well as new collaborator Josie Ho (Butterfly).

"Johnnie To may not be the last man standing, but he is the lone Hong Kong action director who's done his best work in the aftermath of the crown colony's reversion to China. In a sense, the feverishly active To is out of step with history?and, as its title suggests, his latest gangster opus, Exiled, revels in that sense of anachronism. ... Exiled begins with a tribute to Sergio Leone and ends by acknowledging Sam Peckinpah." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Sponsored by the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Film/Video/Digital Program, Duke University.

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