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Bodyguards and Assassins


35mm print. With Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Xueqi Wang, Tony Leung, Nicholas Tse. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Set in 1900s Hong Kong, Sun Yat-Sen’s life is threatened and it is up to a scrappy team of misfits led by Chen (Leung) to protect the influential revolutionary. The film, which won eight Hong Kong Film awards, combines an ambitious and stunning hour-long battle sequence with insight into the turbulent political climate of turn-of-the-century Hong Kong.

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