Dangerous Encounters – First Kind
Time Out says
Tsui Hark's nihilistic and controversial third film sees a group of teenagers go on a rampage, encouraged by the sociopathic Wan-chu
An extraordinary thriller in which Tsui Hark matches the graphic horror-comic violence of his narrative – involving arms-dealing Vietnam vets, Triad gangsters, and a dash of anarchic urban terrorism – with an equally 'violent' sense of character and mise en scène. As genre limits are stretched in an atmosphere of seemingly constant hysteria, the security of even the most cynical viewer will crumble.