Ex-convicts Quan (Johnny Trí Nguyễn) and Cang (Lâm Minh Thắng) are part of a hit squad put together by Trinh (Ngô Thanh Vân) to rob a hard drive from French mobsters. Trinh is under the employ of Hắc Long (Hoàng Phúc), an elusive criminal mastermind, who seeks the hard drive to get control of VINASAT.1, Vietnam’s first and only satellite, and kidnaps Trinh’s daughter to get her to do his bidding.
But as the mission is about to succeed, Trinh and her diverse team are betrayed by one of their own and the hard drive falls into the wrong hands. Desperate to get her daughter back, Trinh must hunt down the traitor before the hard drive is sold to the Chinese Triad, but can she trust the remaining members of her crew?
Already Vietnam’s highest grossing film this year, Clash is a twisted story of love and deception set against the backdrop of modern Saigon that reunites martial arts masters Johnny Trí Nguyễn and Ngô Thanh Vân and features the directing debut of Lê Thanh Sơn. The film was released under the title Bay Rong in Vietnam.
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The story is not as focused as "The Rebel" and it's much harder to follow, but "Clash" still features plenty of well-choreographed martial arts action. The fights present an excellent blend of traditional martial arts like Tae Kwon Do with Muay Thai and MMA-style takedown and submission techniques. It also doesn't hurt that Veronica Ngo is amazingly attractive - and she can fight like nobody's business too!
This made it on my list of great action movies. I'm really impressed that Vietnamese cinema has really gotten this far. The reasons for not the full 5 stars is...explicit. All in all, it has all the fight scenes I could ever want and there are also emotional parts to it so the movie isn't just a block of testosterone.