Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Favorite Foreign Films: The Killer (1989)

Film: The Killer
Hong Kong (yes, I know)

John Woo

Before being watered down by Hollywood, John Woo was the king of action film directing in Hong Kong, and Chow Yun Fat his greatest star. This is my favorite of their combined efforts. A guilt-ridden hired killer takes one last job in order to afford surgery to restore the sight of a woman he accidentally blinded. A nearly-perfect action film- if only I could get that saxophone song out of my head.

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