Dir: Yim Ho Scrs: Shu Kei, Yim Ho
Cast: KK Cheung, Lisa Yuen, Yim Chau-wa, Chu Siu-ping
1980 / Colour / D Beta / Cantonese / Chi & Eng Subtitles / 96min
One of the best works of 1980’s New Wave Cinema, this wild, violent ride follows a group of youths who decide to steal a car for a joyride after a night at the disco. Soon, mistakes lead to even more mistakes as the youths' list of crimes rapidly grows, putting them on a deadly path of no return. The film's Chinese title - a car going blindly into the night – is clearly a reflection of the uncertain future Hong Kong youths faced in 1980 Hong Kong. Like Patrick Tam and Tsui Hark did in Nomad (1982) and Dangerous Encounter First Kind (1980), Yim Ho and co-writer Shu Kei chose to use violent, self-destructive behaviours as the way to vent their frustrations at those uncertainties. In addition to KK Cheung and Lisa Yuen's performances as the troubled youths, the score co-composed by director Yim Ho is also one of the highlights of the film.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
Post-screening talk with Yim Ho
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