Runaway Pistol (2002)

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24 May 2003 | flagrantsake
| Near genius disregard of conventional narrative
I saw this film and was somewhat blown away. For comparisons sake, I would place it somewhere between Wong Kar Wai's 'Fallen Angels', Takeshi Miike and 60's/70's french new wave (Godard, Bresson etc).. If you are looking for conventional narrative with a simple 'message' where all the conclusions are made for you then look elsewhere. The plot is a series of events or episodes loosely strung together around a gun. The gun even provides a little first person narrative Wong Kar Wai style. In fact it appears this film owes quite a bit to 'Fallen Angels'. The cinematography and music go together really well...the music is excellent. has a very kinetic Hong Kong street feel. The confusing thing perhaps for some is that the film itself offers no judgement on the questionable acts or lifestyle of the characters. The film also owes a little to Takeshi Miike in it's matter of fact, lack of predictable remorse in the characters, type depiction of violent acts etc. so for Wong Kar Wai and Takeshi Miike fans this is a must see.....

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Release Date:

7 November 2002



Country of Origin

Hong Kong

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