Vā€™18: OCTOBER 25 ā€“ NOVEMBER 8, 2018

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Dog Bite Dog

Soi Cheang
Hongkong/Japan, 2006
Fiction, 109min, OmeU

GAU NGAO GAU

Soi Cheang
Hongkong/Japan, 2006
Fiction, 109min, OmeU

Actors: 
Edison Chen
Pang
Sam Lee
Wai
Pei Pei
Yue
Cheung Siu Fai
Sum
Lai Yiu Cheung
Lam Suet
Pei Pei
Lam Ka Wah
Screenplay: 
Matt Chow
Szeto Kam Yuen
Melvin Li
Sound: 
Martin Chappell
Camera: 
Fung Yuen Man
Editor: 
Angie Lam
Composer: 
Ben Cheung
Chung Chi Wing
Decoration: 
Silver Cheung

Production: 
Art Port Same Way Productions
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Pang is a trained, brutalized Cambodian killer brought over to Hong Kong to carry out an assassination. Over the course of a long night, the killer picks up two pieces of baggage in the form of Wai, a disgraced ferret of a policeman played by lanky Sam Lee, and a retarded girl whom he accidentally rescues from her abusive father. As Wai and his fellow officers track Pang, they resort to increasing levels of violence, blurring the lines between themselves and their prey. Escalating violence leads to a final showdown. The action is swift, brutal and final. In this dog-eat-dog world, only the meanest can survive. Pang moves quickly and without mercy ā€“ the team of cops trailing him are no match for his amoral cunning, even when they adopt his methods. Only the singleminded Wai can even keep up. To illustrate this point, Soi Cheang frequently loops the sounds of snarling dogs over his writhing fighters. (David Austin)

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