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Accident ​& Shorts

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Programme: Accident ​& Shorts
Format: Multiple / Category III
Type: Screening
Length: 99 min.
Language: Cantonese (with Chinese and English subtitles)
Audience: Adults
Location: House 1

Accident ​& Shorts

Hong Kong action films have propelled the city onto the international cinema stage. ‘Counter/Action’, a subchapter of ‘Hong Kong: The Establishing Shot’, brings audiences a timely opportunity to reassess the importance of this genre for our understanding of the city. The works in this selection range from a generation-defining classic, a barnstorming crime thriller with an infamous backdrop, to one that serves as a deconstruction of the action mise en scène.

Accident ​

Soi Cheang | 2009​ | 89 min. | Chinese & English subtitles | Category IIB

Set within a compact Hong Kong cityscape of dense crowds and heavy traffic, Accident follows a band of assassins led by the Brain (Louis Koo). They skilfully orchestrate a series of 'accidents' to disguise their kills. The city's back alleys, hanging shop signs, and bamboo scaffolds create one claustrophobic space after another. Following an accident involving its very own members, the team’s emotional strain heightens. They adapt to the ever-changing dynamics of the city lurking with danger while searching for clues to whether what happened was really an accident.

Directed by Soi Cheang. Accident, 2009. Photo: Courtesy of Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Limited

Directed by Soi Cheang. Accident, 2009. Photo: Courtesy of Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Limited

Directed by Soi Cheang. Accident, 2009. Photo: Courtesy of Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Limited

Directed by Soi Cheang. Accident, 2009. Photo: Courtesy of Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Limited

Directed by Soi Cheang. Accident, 2009. Photo: Courtesy of Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Limited

Directed by Soi Cheang. Accident, 2009. Photo: Courtesy of Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Limited

Directed by Soi Cheang. Accident, 2009. Photo: Courtesy of Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Limited

Directed by Soi Cheang. Accident, 2009. Photo: Courtesy of Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Limited

Directed by Soi Cheang. Accident, 2009. Photo: Courtesy of Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Limited

Directed by Soi Cheang. Accident, 2009. Photo: Courtesy of Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Limited

Directed by Soi Cheang. Accident, 2009. Photo: Courtesy of Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Limited

Directed by Soi Cheang. Accident, 2009. Photo: Courtesy of Media Asia Film Distribution (HK) Limited

Accompanying Shorts

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Directed by Lee Wai-shing. Big Big Company, 2015.

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