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102 Ratings

God of Gamblers

Du shen

Directed by Wong Jing
Hong Kong, 1989
Comedy, Drama, Thriller


A legendary high roller, who has lost his memory, is befriended by a small-time hustler who discovers the amnesiac’s supernatural gambling abilities.

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God of Gamblers Directed by Wong Jing

Critics reviews

Wong, a reliably entertaining stylist, deploys a variety of over-the-top techniques: emphatic cuts and zooms, fights filmed with space-distorting wide-angle lenses, and even an aggressively choreographed mahjong scene. The movie—scored to the kind of incongruously jaunty MIDI music familiar from countless Cantonese productions of the period—skips along from one unlikelihood to the next. The true key to God Of Gamblers’ success, though, is Chow’s bizarrely committed performance.
October 03, 2013
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