Sundays on Fire: Secret Hong Kong 35mm Feature
Run Time: 98 min. Format: 35mm
Warning: Images are not from the movies we’re showing. Trust us, you can’t imagine what we’re showing!
For the final Sunday on Fire, we present a major Hong Kong movie that’s not just the last word on the men behind bars genre, it closes the book, and sets it on fire. By the time this flick is over everything there is to say about violent men being locked up with one another has been said. Loudly. Featuring a break-out role for one of Hong Kong’s most famous actors, it’s a prison movie where everyone is between a rock and a hard place, and there are no good choices, just a series of less terrible options where violence is continual and catastrophic.
Like a slow-blooming flower this movie unfolds and unfolds and finally blossoms into apocalyptic hysteria, and then it expands even further until it becomes clear that it’s not just indicting prisons and prisoners but all of us who think we need them, and all of us who think they work.