Top 5 films to watch in Hong Kong this week: September 17-23

Two documentaries, two comedies and a gripping adventure make up our top five this week

PUBLISHED : Friday, 18 September, 2015, 12:21pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 24 September, 2015, 5:40pm


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1. The Wolfpack

An extreme case of escaping reality through film, this documentary about six brothers raised in seclusion – and on countless movies – is hauntingly fascinating. (September 18, Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong)

2. American Ultra

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart put their awkward screen persona to excellent use in this ultraviolent stoner/slacker comedy, surprisingly blessed with witty martial arts sequences. (Opens on September 17)

3. Everest

Based on the tragedy previously chronicled in the bestseller Into Thin Air, this 3D disaster movie is a gripping epic that, despite its narrative flaws, will leave the audience in awe. (Opens on September 17)

4. Dope

It’s not quite Straight Outta Compton, but this smartly crafted comedy about three hip-hop-obsessed teenagers is easily one of the year’s best coming-of-age films. (September 19, Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong)

5. Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery

This documentary offers a glimpse into the amazing work of Wolfgang Beltracchi, a forger who fooled the world with such conviction he might as well be the real deal. (Limited release from September 17)