Legally restricted to persons over 16Lenght : 91 min // Ratio : 1.85 // Format : dcp
The famous Category III, a classification reserved for Hong Kong works deemed transgressive, served as an ultra-violent playground for directors who were playful, unscrupulous, curious to test the limits of the acceptable, or all three at the same time. Billy Tang gave this veritable genre its own, with the formidably grotesque Dr Lamb and the indefensible Red to Kill. In between, he penned his masterpiece, the traumatic Run and Kill. On paper, a macabre comedy about an ordinary guy's descent into hell, unable to extricate himself from the situation without making it worse. On screen, it's an ironic thriller that gradually turns into a full-blown horror film, with touches of black humor adding a layer of nihilism to an already busy picture.