Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Peace Hotel (1995)

The Killer


Has Some Return


Before Wai Ka-fai was Wai Ka-fai he was Wai Ka-fai. Well, before Wai Ka-fai the auteur was Wai Ka-fai the auteur as we now him, he made a movie. His debut feature, "PEACE HOTEL", was a revisionist western....well, western. Produced by John Woo and starring Chow Yun-fat and Cecelia Yip, Wai Ka-fai showed that he had a strong base for concept and even panache in his execution. He gave HK filmgoers in 1995 some cause for hope. Unfortunately it's difficult to hold an industry on your shoulders even with the help of his Milkyway co-founder Johnnie To. They sure as hell do try though.

2 comments:

  1. Now Jared you know I love Wai Ka-Fai but Peace Hotel sucked! Come on! hahahaha!

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  2. I know you do Sylvia! hahaha But for a first time filmmaker, Peace Hotel is pretty damn good. It is by no means one of his better films but is definately memorable. Such a great look and feel. And it had CYF! What more do you need?

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