Detroit Film Theatre


DFT 101: THE KILLER

Saturday, September 10, 2011

4:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(Hong Kong/1989-directed by John Woo)

Twenty years before his great epic Red Cliff, John Woo proved himself to be an undisputed master of the action genre with this rousing, bloody and surprisingly lyrical tale of a cynical hit man (Chow Yun-Fat) who's forced to take on both the law and the mob when a job goes unexpectedly awry. Woo's dazzlingly choreographed gun battles became a part of movie history almost immediately, and his signature two-gun style blazed across the screen in a manner befitting the arrival of a major new talent. Equal parts ballet and bloodbath, The Killer is a rip-roaring, unforgettable saga of crime, conscience and redemption. The uncut version. In Cantonese with English subtitles. (106 min.)

"Spectacular!" –Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Saturday, September 10 at 4:00 p.m.