FOREIGN SPOILS: Long Arm of the Law

Program Running Time 105 min.

Screening in tandem with House of Bamboo in the program "Foreign Spoils / Gangsters Abroad

Films in Program

(Sheng gang qi bing)
Directed By: Johnny Mak
(Hong Kong, 1984, 105 mins, Blu-ray Disc)

Curated by photographer Greg Girard, who will introduce the films: House of Bamboo & Long Arm of the Law The Walled City of Kowloon was an amazing and forbidding part of Hong Kong, and who better to introduce these films in which it features so centrally than photographer Greg Girard, whose book City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City is itself now legendary.

LONG ARM OF THE LAW Regarded as one of the top ten Chinese films ever made, this electrifying thriller was at the forefront of the "heroic bloodshed" films that dominated the Hong Kong industry in the 1980s. The story concerns a group of mainlanders, ex army men, looking to make a big score in Hong Kong.