Accident

January 10, 2017 - Comment

A self-styled accident choreographer, Ho Kwok-fai aka The Brain, (Louis Koo, Election, in one of the most compelling performances of his career) is a professional hit man who kills his victims by trapping them in well-crafted accidents that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact perfectly staged acts of crime. He is perennially plagued

A self-styled accident choreographer, Ho Kwok-fai aka The Brain, (Louis Koo, Election, in one of the most compelling performances of his career) is a professional hit man who kills his victims by trapping them in well-crafted accidents that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact perfectly staged acts of crime. He is perennially plagued with guilt, as the avalanche of memories of his recently lost wife continue to haunt him. After one mission goes horribly wrong, costing the life of one of his men, Brain is convinced that this accident has been choreographed and someone is out there plotting to terminate him and his team. He becomes increasingly paranoid, walking the thin line between reality and delusion. When he discovers that a mysterious insurance agent, Chan Fong-chow, (Richie Jen, Exiled) is somewhat related to one of the accidents he has staged, Brain becomes obsessed with the idea that this man must be the mastermind behind a conspiracy to take him out. To regain his sanity and save his life, he must stay one step ahead of Fong before he makes his next move.

Product Features

  • ACTION/ADVENTURE
  • Run Time: 89
  • Release Date: 6/12/2012
  • LOUIS KOO

Comments

Dustin F. Nesti says:

Minimalist art on film This subtle psychological drama is quite a gem. The main character, played by Louis Koo, lives his life analyzing everything around him. Mathematically, precisely, cynically. I imagine the world looks vastly different to him. Instead of a busy street, he sees endless paths and possibilities whizzing off in complex, industrial fractals. The film itself asks the same from us. It asks that we try to interpret fleeting blank expressions using situational and ironic context. It asks that we…

Mr Axolotl says:

Accident, intriguing mystery with unique plot I love Asian films and am always looking for something different. I found it in Accident, starring Louis Koo, Ritchie Ren, and Lam Suet (always a favorite of producer/director Johnny To). Another reviewer talks about the technical aspects of the disc, but I don’t find that to be a problem for me, this is the only version I’ve ever watched so I am not qualified to speak about how it compares to other versions. This version looks fine to me. I looked into getting the original format disc from…

Anonymous says:

Are tragic “accidents” in life really accidents? Or are they carefully plotted, meticulous eliminations and murders made to fool you, and the police, and the intelligence community? What a film … raw, exciting, dynamic, tightly plotted and presented. A film that from the opening scene makes you think and wonder and doubt your judgements about people, actions or lack thereof, and life.Before you watch this brilliant film watch the four part “making of” where the actors,…

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