Accident (Assassins)
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Accident (Assassins)

General info
Original title: Yi Ngoi (意外)
Country: Hong Kong
Year: 2009
Genre: Thriller
IMDB Rating: 6.7 1028 votes

«When life is the shadow of death»

Working with a crack team, Ho Kwok-fai, known as a 'Brain', kills his victims by trapping them in well crafted 'accidents' that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact perfectly staged acts of crime. Planning down to the last minute detail, they carefully choreograph their murders in obtuse manners to look like casual events that to the police could only be accidental. Once, during one botched mission something goes wrong leaving a one member of Brain's crew dead and the team in disarray. Was it an accident too, or has someone beat them at their own game? Suspicious by nature and by profession, Ho Kwok-fai is way too far in that business to believe in 'accidents'..
Movie info
Language: Cantonese
Colormode: Color
Running time: 89

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Tags: Accident (Assassins), Yi Ngoi, 2009, Hong Kong movies, Thriller movies, asian movies

Featured reviews for

Accident (Assassins)
(overall rating: 3.7 out of 5 based on 2 reviews)
Twitch, by Todd Brown source:
«where Dog is raw and dirty and brutal and Shamo full of stark contrast, Accident is shot in an icy, clinically precise, emotionally distant style that mirrors Louis Koo's performance as Brain perfectly. Ever shot is precise, every composition crisp, everything painfully detailed and closely observed.»
LoveHKfilm, by Kozo source:
«With some contribution from the Milkyway Creative Team (plus that Johnnie To guy, who serves as producer), Accident turns out to be a well-crafted thriller that's only marred by a sloppy and convenient ending. Up until that point, however, this is cinema par excellence.»
Twitch, by James Marsh source:
«ACCIDENT is both intelligent and entertaining, without descending into the kind of panicked, reworked finale that afflicts so many Hong Kong films of late. », by Gabriel Chong -4/5 source:
«In "Accident", Louis Koo gives a solidly restrained performance that is always engaging and captivating to watch- first as the cool, calculated leader of the pack and then as the disturbed individual all alone with his doubts and fears.»
Asian Movie Pulse source:
«The fact that Accident is at times thought provoking, unsettling, and even emotional is a testament to the quality of the team involved, short on dialogue but high on tension is a great way to describe it.»
Variety, by DEREK ELLEY source:
«There’s more than a touch of classic Brian De Palma in the corkscrew plot and setpieces, even though Cheang & Co. don’t try to emulate De Palma’s single-take trademark. And as Brain’s brain becomes progressively screwier, doubts emerge about whether what one is seeing is the truth or an interpretation of it.»
Screendaily, by Fionnuala Halligan source:
«Stylistically, Cheang is a less-flashy operator than his mentor To, using a lot of available light and evidently shooting on the hoof in crowded cityscapes. He turns in some very attractive work, especially in the night sequences, and action involving an eclipse.»

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Cheang, Pou-SoiCHEANG Pou-Soi
TANG Lik-Kei
SZETO Kam-Yuen
To, JohnnieJohnnie To
Media Asia FilmsMEDIA Asia Films
Milky Way Image CompanyMILKY Way Image Company


Koo, LouisKOO Louis
as Ho Kwok-fai, The Brain
Ren, RichieREN Richie
as Chan Fong-chow
Fung, Shui-FanFUNG Shui-Fan
as Uncle
Ye, MichelleYE Michelle
as Woman
Lam, SuetLAM Suet
as Fatty
CHAN Alexander
as Wong
Han, YuqinHAN Yuqin
as Chan Fong-chow's wife
Mok, MonicaMOK Monica
as Brain's wife

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