[Core Screenings] Wed, 17 July 2013, 9pm: MAN OF TAICHI / BLIND DETECTIVE
Hall 1: MAN OF TAICHI (NC16)
Hall 2: BLIND DETECTIVE (NC16)
17 July 2013 (Wednesday), 9pm
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.
MAN OF TAICHI (NC16 –Violence)
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Tiger Chen, Karen Mok
Director: Keanu Reeves
Language: English/ Mandarin/ Cantonese
Release Date:11 July 2013
Running Time:105 minutes
In bustling Beijing, China, ambitious young "Tiger" Chen Lin-Hu (Tiger Chen) works as a lowly courier; but after work, he is a young martial arts star, rising through the ranks representing the Ling Kong Tai Chi tradition. Though most associate Tai Chi with peaceful, yoga-like movements, Tiger has perfected the ancient art and started to make a name for himself in the prestigious Wulin Wang martial arts championship. Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, police investigator, Suen Jing-Si (Karen Mok), who works for the organized crime unit OCTB, has run into a wall in her pursuit of Donaka Mark (Keanu Reeves). Donaka is a powerful Hong Kong businessmen who runs a secret underground fighting ring, where cold hard cash is made by defeating one's opponent in a no-holds barred fight privately broadcast to wealthy patrons. Looking for a new "star," Donaka tries to lure Tiger with the promise of easy money. At first, Tiger declines, committed to the purity and integrity of his pursuit. But when his temple is threatened with redevelopment, Tiger relents so that he may protect the legacy of Ling Kong Tai Chi. Soon, Tiger is an underground sensation, defeating international opponents with reputations of deadly force. But the darker side of Tiger's skill begins to emerge. His public fights in the Wulin Wang tournament become more aggressive, bringing Tiger unwanted attention and shame to his elderly master (Yu Hai) Seemingly unable to harness the darkness inside of himself, Tiger eventually agrees to work with Jing-Si to bring down Donaka?s deadly private game. But when every fight is the fight of his life, will Tiger be able to sustain his best intentions and manage the darkest and worst possibilities of his craft?
BLIND DETECTIVE (NC16 – Some Violence)
Cast: Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng
Director: Johnnie To
Running Time:130 minutes
A cop is forced into early retirement due to retinal damage.
But after witnessing a bank robbery along with a female inspector - who believes he has acute senses - they team up in hope to solve the case.