Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

Accident
(Yi Ngoi)

 

Year: 2009
Country: HONG KONG, CHINA
Run Time: 89 minutes

Accident
Accident
Accident

Hong Kong director Soi Cheang attained cult status with his nightmarish sagas "Dog Bite Dog" and "Shamo." His latest thriller breaks through the conventional genre, with no guns or car chases despite its elaborate action sequences. Instead, ACCIDENT is a psychological brain-twister that plumbs the depths of a killer's soul. The Brain is a self-styled "accident choreographer" who leads a band of cerebral hit men in taking out targets in well-crafted "accidents" that are actually perfectly staged acts of crime. Plagued with guilt, the Brain is naturally suspicious, and his paranoia grows after his wife and one of the gang are killed in spectacular accidents. Convinced that they're no coincidence, he thinks someone is plotting to terminate him. When he's accosted by Fong, an insurance agent who happened to be at the scene of the "accident," the Brain becomes sure that he's the mastermind behind the conspiracy. To regain his sanity and save his life, he must kill Fong before he makes his next move. Cheang consulted college professors – not the Hong Kong underworld – to help him devise feasible accidents for the movie. No matter how he calculated it, this trip is worth the ride. (In Cantonese with subtitles) – B.B.

CIFF34 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 19, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 4:30 PM

Screenplay
Szeto Kam Yuen, Nicholl Tang

Director
Soi Cheang

Soi Cheang was born in Macau, China. He began his career as Johnnie To's assistant.

Filmography
"Diamond Hill" (2000), "Horror Hotlineā€¦ Big Head Monster" (2001), "New Blood" (2002), "The Death Curse" (2003), "Love Battlefield" (2004), "Hidden Heroes" (2004), "Home Sweet Home" (2005), "Dog Bite Dog" (2006), "Shamo" (2007), ACCIDENT (2009)

Producer
Johnnie To

Cinematography
Fung Yeun Man

Editing
David Richardson

Principal Cast
Louis Koo, Richie Ren, Lam Suet, Michelle Ye, Feng Tsui Fan

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