SFS core screening at GV Marina: Wu Xia / Horrible Bosses
||Cinema 1: Wu Xia
Cinema 2: Horrible Bosses
(M18: Coarse Language & Sexual Reference)
||17 August 2011 (Wednesday), 9 pm
||Golden Village Marina
Marina Square Shopping Mall
5A Raffles Avenue #03/04-01
Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel membership card. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.
Cinema 1 - Wu Xia (NC16: Violence)
Cast: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Donnie Yen, Tang Wei
Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Genre: Action Drama
Running Time: 116 minutes
It is 1917 Yunnan and Liu Jinxi (Donnie Yen) lives a quiet life with his wife Yu (Tang Wei) and their two young sons Xiaotian and Fangzheng. Liu runs a paper mill and the village prospers. One day, two fugitives arrive demanding money and after a long fight with Liu, end up dead. The bigger one is identified as an especially powerful fighter. Liu becomes a local hero but detective Xu Baijiu (Kaneshiro Takeshi), an expert in physiology and pressure points, is puzzled how a seemingly ordinary man like Liu was able to defeat two hardened fugitives. Liu finally tells Xu that he is actually a convicted killer and spent 10 years in Jingzhou prison. However Xu, who notices that Liu is surrounded by a powerful qi force-field, is still suspicious, and when an associate (Jiang Wu) reports from his investigations in Jingzhou, he realises Liu is actually Tang Long, second-in-command of the murderous 72 Demons gang and the favourite son of its Tangut leader (Jimmy Wang) and his wife (Kara Hui).
Cinema 2 - Horrible Bosses (M18: Coarse Language & Sexual Reference)
Cast: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis
Director: Seth Gordon
Running Time: 98 minutes
For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers...permanently. There's only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them. Produced by Jay Stern.
Note: Unless otherwise stated, all films screened at Singapore Film Society have been passed clean by the censorship board.