Top 5 films to watch in Hong Kong this week: April 21-27

Superhero epic, tone-deaf opera singer, marriage drama, South Korean political corruption and US political scandal are the pick of this week’s films

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 April, 2016, 8:01am
UPDATED : Thursday, 28 April, 2016, 12:36pm

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1. Captain America: Civil War

Marvel makes it easy to forget about DC with this third Captain America movie, as the superhero epic brings exhilarating action to the ethical quandaries, dramatic deaths and epic feuds facing the Avengers. Introducing Black Panther and Spider-Man. (Opens on April 27)

2. Marguerite

There’s no need to wait for Meryl Streep. French actress Catherine Frot nails her character in this superior of two new movie biopics inspired by the amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, renowned for her remarkable lack of singing talent. (Opens on April 21)

3. 45 Years

Deserved co-winners of Silver Bear acting prizes at Berlin, both Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay are at their career best in this transcendent domestic drama, flawlessly adapted by Andrew Haigh from David Constantine’s short story, In Another Country. (Now showing)

4. Inside Men

An ambitiously ambivalent crime thriller that imagines the widespread greed and corruption of the powers that be in contemporary South Korea, director Woo Min-ho’s pitch-black fable is anchored by a mesmerising turn by actor Lee Byung-hun. (Opens on April 21)

5. Truth

While it was buried during the awards season, this journalism drama provides a fascinating look at the scandal involving the CBS reporting team and George W. Bush’s war record, featuring impeccable performances by Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford. (Opens on April 21)