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Top five films to watch in Hong Kong this week (November 1-7), from The Quake to Bohemian Rhapsody

  • An exhilarating sequel to The Wave, Rami Malek mesmerises as Freddie Mercury, and computer nerds as heroes
  • Also, a sequel to Sicario and a great zombie comedy
PUBLISHED : Thursday, 01 November, 2018, 7:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 01 November, 2018, 7:00am

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1. The Quake

The 2015 Norwegian film The Wave is an engrossing disaster thriller that impresses as much for its spectacle as its humanistic touch. The same can be said of this equally exhilarating sequel, which finds the same family of characters at the epicentre of a huge earthquake that threatens to destroy Oslo. (Opens on November 1)

2. One Cut of the Dead

The best zombie comedy in years is also a tale of resourceful filmmaking at its most desperate. Opening with a horror story shot in one 37-minute take, this ultra-low-budget delight from Japanese director Shinichiro Ueda is a must-see for anyone passionate not just about the genre, but inventive storytelling in general. (Now showing)

3. Sicario: Day of the Soldado

While it may not seem a great idea to make a sequel to one of the best drug war thrillers in recent memory, this relentlessly grim follow-up to 2015’s Sicario , which dispenses with philosophy in favour of all-out action, is just as competent a production and should more than satisfy fans of the original. (Opens on November 1)

4. Keyboard Warriors

Long the popular platform for Hong Kong’s internet writers to serialise their novels and achieve mainstream fame, the online portal Golden Forum takes its spotlight in this vigilante crime-fighting comedy, in which a motley crew of tech-savvy netizens crack a mysterious heist case that takes place in broad daylight. (Opens on November 1)

5. Bohemian Rhapsody

Mr. Robot star Rami Malek gives a mesmerising performance as Freddie Mercury in this bombastic yet unquestionably rose-tinted account of the rise of British rock legends Queen. For all its reluctance to get into the more controversial aspects of the Queen frontman’s turbulent life, this film will definitely rock you. (Opens on November 1)

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