Hong Kong Film Festival 2011
March 20-April 5
Wednesday, March 23rd at 9:40pm UA Langham Place
Tuesday, April 5th at 12:30pm Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN brings a new chapter to the story of Captain Nascimento as he takes on the rampant corruption in Rio's city government, told via Jose Padilha's bravura filmmaking and arresting narrative. Padilha picked up over 20 awards for Elite Squad, including the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and Cinema Brazil's Grand Prize. In addition to Wagner Moura returning as Captain Nascimento, the film also stars worldwide recording artist Seu Jorge (City of God, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou).
Starring: Wagner Moura (Paraiso Tropical, Elite Squad, Romance),Taina Muller (Cao Sem Dono), Seu Jorge (City of God)
Written and Directed by: Jose Padilha (Elite Squad, Secrets of the Tribe) Produced by: Marcos Prado (Estamira, Elite Squad, Bus 174)
Thursday, March 31st at 9:30pm UA Langham Place
Tuesday, April 5th at 3:00pm Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre
A mysterious drifter (Josh Hartnett) and an ardent young Japanese warrior Yoshi (Gackt) both arrive in a town that is terrorized by outrageous and virulent criminals. Each is obsessed with his separate mission, and guided by the wisdom of The Bartender (Woody Harrelson) at the Horseless Horseman Saloon, the two eventually join forces to bring down the corrupt and contemptuous reign of Nicola (Ron Perlman), the awesomely evil "woodcutter" and his lady Alexandra (Demi Moore), a femme fatale with a secret past. This classic tale is re-vitalized and re-imagined in an entirely fresh visual context, set in a unique world that mixes skewed reality with shadow-play fantasy, a place where even the landscape can betray you. Heroes triumph here only because the force of their will transforms and transcends both space and time. The world of BUNRAKU is past and present, fantasy and reality, Samurai and Western all combined. Like "Sin City" and "300", it gives classic conflict a whole new graphically supercharged dynamic. Resonating through a wide range of cultures and showcasing a mind-blowing array of martial arts disciplines, BUNRAKU is a fresh arena for breath-taking fight action.
Starring: Josh Hartnett (Thirty Days of Night, Sin City), Demi Moore (Mr. Brooks, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle), Woody Harrelson (No Country for Old Men, Natural Born Killers), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Gackt(Moon Child, New Fist of the North Star), Shun Sugata (Kill Bill: Vol. 1, The Last Samurai), Jordi Molla (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Blow), Kevin McKidd (Made of Honor), Introducing Emily Kaiho
Directed by: Guy Moshe Written by: Guy Moshe (Holly) Produced by: Keith Calder (The Wackness, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane) Jessica Wu, Ram Bergman (Brothers Bloom, Brick), Nava Levin (Holly)