Gripping and smartly constructed, this unconventional crime thriller/psychological drama, revolves around assassins who commit murder by making perfectly staged crimes look like unfortunate accidents. Produced by Johnnie To. —tiff.net
Soi Cheang has been working with Digital Video before making his first 35-mm feature with Diamond Hill, a film about incest and with some horror elements as he describes. Like Chow, he was also used to production sets since he’s been assistant directors for Ringo Lam, Andrew Lau and Wilson Yip. His second 35-mm film Horror Hotline… Big Head Monster, supposedly a real scary movie, is far away from any HK comedy-plus-horror package films. For this second experience as director he cast not less than the current biggest names in HK, e.g. Francis Ng, Josie Ho, Sam Lee, directors Wilson Yip & Alan Mak and scriptwriter Roy Szeto. —hkcinemagic.com
This is a decent film, but as a viewer I have an extreme aversion to Louis Koo that I don't think I'll ever be able to overcome. In "Accident," Koo plays a mostly silent character - a role that calls for an actor who can convince the audience of his shrewd intelligence and constant mental processes without saying a word. Louis Koo is not that kind of actor. He's a blank slate and it brings "Accident" down a notch.
The tenacious Hong Kong genre maverick gets a boost to the spotlight by returning to Milkyway Image Productions as a feature film director.
Accident (Soi Cheang, Hong Kong): The saddest moment in a usually restrained film. Our hero, a widower, sees the man he is spying on meet
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