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The Anonymous Heroes

The Anonymous Heroes

Dir: Chang Cheh
Scr: Ni Kuang
Prod Co: Shaw Brothers
Co-starring: Ching Li, Kuk Fung, Ching Miao
1971 | Colour | Digital File | Mandarin | 105min

 

Ti Lung and John Chiang are a pair of small-time crooks during the early Republic of China who join a rebel group and become patriotic heroes unintentionally. Assisted by Ching Li who plays a warlord's daughter, they successfully help the rebels steal weapons from the warlord. The duo's battle of brains and brawn with the warlord was exciting to watch. Chang Cheh was known for his ability to discover male stars. After grooming Jimmy Wang Yu, Chang took Ti and Chiang under his wing. With strong onscreen chemistry, their playfulness and bantering during the adventure with Ching is also reminiscent of the exuberant male bonding in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).

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Date Time Location
5/4/2019 (Fri) # 11:00am Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive

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