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Top five films to watch in Hong Kong this week (December 7-13), from The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful to Take Me to the Moon

Jackie Chan redeems himself in old-fashioned suspense thriller The Foreigner, while French heartthrob Louis Garrel is almost unrecognisable in his uncanny portrayal of film director Jean-Luc Godard in Redoubtable

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 December, 2017, 8:02am
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 December, 2017, 3:45pm

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1. The Third Murder

Relationships between parents and children lie at the heart of this superb legal thriller by Hirokazu Koreeda, who is renowned for his family dramas. Masaharu Fukuyama marks his reunion with Koreeda after Like Father, Like Son , while Koji Yakusho anchors the moral dilemma as a twice-convicted killer facing execution. (Now showing)

2. The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful

Great news for Hong Kong audiences with the best feature film at the recent Golden Horse Awards in Taipei opening here sooner than expected. A labyrinthine tale of high-level corruption sees Kara Wai Ying-hung, Wu Ke-xi and the 14-year-old Vicky Chen Wen-chi play a scheming, and potentially murderous, family of three. (Opens on December 7)

3. Take Me to the Moon

A Taiwanese teen comedy with a time-travelling twist, this touching film by director Hsieh Chun-yi (Apolitical Romance) offers a rare conflicted look at the prospects of chasing dreams. With Our Times and this film, Vivian Sung Yun-hua has confirmed herself as one of Taiwan’s new romcom queens. (Opens on December 7)

4. The Foreigner

You only need to look at this film’s delayed Hong Kong release – it is already showing in more than two dozen other territories around the world – to know how far Jackie Chan’s star has fallen here. Still, he does more than acquit himself in the old-fashioned suspense thriller, playing an aggrieved father out for vengeance. (Opens on December 7)

5. Redoubtable

Oscar-winning director Michel Hazanavicius’ showbiz comedy is as much an ode to Jean-Luc Godard’s iconic 1960s films as it is a biting satire about the foolishness of political radicalism. French heartthrob Louis Garrel is nearly unrecognisable in his uncanny portrayal of the laughably conceited French New Wave legend. (Now showing)

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