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I have a soft spot in my heart for Hong Kong movies.  I grew up watching them.  And I've only ever seen one on the big screen, on one of my trips back to HK many years ago.  So, I'm pretty excited about this one.  

This weekend ArtsEmerson gives the Boston release to Hong Kong maestro Johnnie To's 2011 film Life Without Principle.

Friday March 16 - Sunday March 18
Life Without Principle
Directed by Johnnie To with Denise Ho, Lau Ching Wan, Richie Ren
2011 Hong Kong, 35mm, 107 minutes
In Cantonese with English subtitles

Johnnie To’s latest depicts Hong Kong society in the wake of the global financial meltdown. A bank teller, a gangster and a police inspector—all in dire need of money—are connected through a crime involving several million dollars.

“No one has as complex, and as clear and uncluttered, an urban vision as To, and this film is no exception: inner-city chrome and commercialized carp have rarely looked so sleek… Clearly contemptuous of capitalism’s emotionless and ever-gnashing maw, Life Without Principle… is riveting entertainment, particularly as much of it turns on the exchange of banal banking palaver about “financial instruments” and “risk assessment,” with only the occasional To tornado of skullcracking mayhem slivered throughout the movie’s shifting-mosaic time structure.” – Chuck Stephens, Film Comment

All ArtsEmerson film screenings take place in the Paramount Center's Bright Family Screening Room.
559 Washington Street, Bosto.

Click (here) for more info.

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