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  1. News - China - FILM

    Django...finally unchained in mainland China, but flops on opening day

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:59pm by Ernest Kao

    ... violence and gore, was approved by censors in March, but it was abruptly axed before its April 10 opening day due to “technical reasons”. The cut version - four minutes shorter than the original ...

  2. News - World - FILM

    Django Unchained premiere cancelled to honour shooting victims

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... reported. Tarantino is known for screen violence and gunplay, in movies from 1992's Reservoir Dogs to 2009's Inglorious Basterds. In his new film, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD TOKYO

    Postcard: Tokyo

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by MARK SCHILLING

    ... by Hideaki Ito) who flips and shoots his class of terrified junior high school students. Despite protests against its exploitation of real-life school violence, the film continued to draw local fans ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD GLASGOW

    Postcard: Glasgow

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... idiom and place that Paul writes about best is the west coast of Scotland." Like his 2002 film Sweet Sixteen, Loach's latest offering deals with violence and unemployment among ...

  5. Azincourt

    Posted May 31st 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell Harper HK$91 What does Bernard Cornwell have against poetry? In Sword Song, he declares that poets are only good for writing about violence ... doesn't rape). And then comes the real violence: 'There was slight, instantly released pressure as the knife tip pierced the eyeball before the screaming would fade as the blade slipped ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD BUSAN

    Postcard from Andrew Salmon in Busan

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Bonner, who also co-produced the film with Daelemans and North Korea's Ryom Mi-hwa. "There is no politics, no violence, no blood, no sex and no war," says Daelemans. "It ...

  7. Master of Provocation: Michael Haneke

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Broadway Cinematheque presents 15 examples of the Austrian director's (left) work exploring themes of victimisation and violence. Today's screenings include The Time of the Wolf (2.15pm, Broadway Cinematheque, 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, HK$60), Funny Games (9.40pm, Palace IFC, IFC Mall, Central, HK$75), and 24 Realities per Second- a documentary about Haneke directed ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Rachael Barker

    ... stage performance in the United States, one man in the audience knew the ridicule and violence Izzard endured to dress as he pleased- the late Quentin Crisp …   The British writer and raconteur ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Film lead: Kim Ki-duk is unrepentant

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... [ Pieta ] still features mutilation, sexual violence and cannibalism as the loan shark feeds the woman his own flesh and rapes her," Reuters reports, and Indiewire critic Eric Kohn says ... There is brutality, there is violence, and there is forgiveness; it is important to me that these elements hang in the balance." Redemption is another theme: The film's title - "pieta" ...

  10. London boulevard

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is the trading of physical and linguistic violence among its unsympathetic characters. The central character is Mitchell (Colin Farrell, above), a newly released ex-con trying to go legit- an uphill ... street-sleeper friend to death. The film's first 15 minutes offer the tension and mystique one expects of a taut noir, but as the love story, mindless violence and caricature villains juggle ...




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