Li Yifeng (centre) plays a young man forced to take part in a potentially deadly gambling tournament in the film Animal World (category IIB; Mandarin, English). Directed by Han Yan, the film also stars Michael Douglas and Zhou Dongyu

Animal World film review: Li Yifeng, Michael Douglas in Chinese gambling fantasy, based on Japanese hit Kaiji

An earnest adaptation of a profoundly silly Japanese anime, Chinese director Han Yan’s film is about a young man stuck in a dead-end job who dreams of slaying monsters and gets sucked into a deadly game of rock-paper-scissors

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Li Yifeng (centre) plays a young man forced to take part in a potentially deadly gambling tournament in the film Animal World (category IIB; Mandarin, English). Directed by Han Yan, the film also stars Michael Douglas and Zhou Dongyu
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Edmund Lee

Edmund Lee

Edmund Lee is the film editor of the Post. Before joining the Culture desk in 2013, he was the arts and culture editor of Time Out Hong Kong. Since he graduated in English and Comparative Literature, Edmund has also studied law and written an MPhil thesis on Hirokazu Koreeda. He is on a masochistic mission to review every Hong Kong film being released.