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This year I bested myself. From the 384 movies that I saw, I’ll make my customary list of favorite films discoveries from year 2014 downward.
For the current on-going edition of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit, I put together a list of movies from -almost- all the countries participating in the event.
The kidnapped daughter of a general is trained to become an assassin by a Daoist nun, and sent to kill her fated betrothed cousin in this historical action drama.
Set during the Manchurian rule of the Qing Dynasty, the Empire had set up an assassination squad known as the Guillotines set to kill anyone who dared to oppose the Emperor.
With lyrics by Vincent Fang and music by Jay Chou, Chris Lee delivers the song Cold Blade (刀锋偏冷) to promote her upcoming film The Guillotines (血滴子), directed by Andrew Lau.
Doze Niu’s follow-up to his gangster drama is a complex dramedy about various types of love in contemporary China-Taiwan relations.
Taiwanese director Doze Niu Chen-zer gets back together with part of his Monga team for a romantic drama simply titled Love (愛).
Monga was the name of a part of Taipei, now known as Wanhua District, the film tells the story of a group of Taiwan gangsters from the 80s that grow up in the zone with no other little illusion than to be part of a gang.