Film Comment Selects 2013

Motorway

Showtimes

Film runs Sat, Feb 23 through Tue, Feb 26.

Sat, Feb 23

1:00pm

Tue, Feb 26

6:30pm

Motorway
Soi Cheang, 2012
Hong Kong | Format: 35mm | 89 minutes

In this kinetic fuel-injected thriller produced by Soi Cheang’s mentor, Johnnie To, a secret high-speed-pursuit unit of the Hong Kong Police called the Stealth Riders battle with underworld getaway drivers through the city’s nocturnal maze of streets and highways. Overconfident unit newcomer Cheung (Shawn Yue) arrests notorious getaway driver Sun (Gu Xiaodong) but soon finds he’s been taken for a ride when Sun stages a breakout to free his partner Huang (Li Haitao). The humbled Cheung, in the time-honored sifu-disciple tradition, takes lessons from veteran cop and master driver Lo (Anthony Wong) to gain the skills and knowhow he needs to nail his formidable adversary. State-of-the-art filmmaking and inspired, white-knuckle stuntwork once again prove that the Hong Kong action movie still lives—and need we say fasten your seatbelts? Print courtesy of Media Asia Films.

Series: Film Comment Selects 2013

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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