Top 5 films to watch in Hong Kong this week: December 3-9

Two Hong Kong films, Indian pizza, a whale of a tale and a Japanese crime comedy among the pick of the flicks

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 December, 2015, 2:00pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 December, 2015, 4:58pm

Port of Call

Hong Kong critic turned director Philip Yung Tsz-kwong makes his best feature to date with a true-crime movie, a slow-burning psychodrama that revolves around the cold-blooded murder and dismemberment of a teenage prostitute. (Opens December 3)

The Crow’s Egg

Two young brothers living in the Chennai slums dream of pizza in this exuberant export from Tamil cinema, which provides a humorous and positive look on life despite its protagonists’ entrenched status at the bottom of Indian society. (Opens December 3)

In the Heart of the Sea

The sailing disaster that inspired the classic novel Moby Dick serves only as the starting point for Ron Howard’s rousing action thriller, which stars Chris Hemsworth in a physically demanding role and charts the survival tale to its very brutal end. (Opens December 3)

The Vanished Murderer

Lau Ching-wan takes the lead as the eccentric detective in this competent sequel to the 2012 crime thriller The Bullet Vanishes, retaining the predecessor’s noirish atmosphere while applying an extra touch of visual flair to its action set pieces. (Opens December 3)

Ryuzo and His Seven Henchmen

Refusing to gracefully grow old and ride off into the sunset, a former yakuza boss leads his elderly crew out of retirement to challenge a new triad group in Japanese auteur Takeshi Kitano’s good-natured and reasonably entertaining gangster comedy. (Opens December 3)