Accident, The (1998) Review

"The Accident" Chinese Theatrical Poster

"The Accident" Chinese Theatrical Poster

Director: Katie Kwan, Julian Lee Chi Chiu
Writer: Julian Lee Chi Chiu
Producer: Irene Lam
Cast: Gigi Lai Chi, Andrew Lin Hoi, Ben Ng Ngai Cheung, Patrick Tse Yin, Almen Wong Pui Ha, Wong Hei, Christine Ng Wing Meim, Joey Yung Cho Yee
Running Time: 83 min.

By Gwailo

Ponderous 1hr. 23 min. film by director Julien Lee weaves together stories of lives affected by a train accident. Head scratcher of a film doesn’t seem to gain momentum. The characters seem out of it, almost embarrassed to admit that they have no idea what’s going on. The script seems to have been written as the film was shot. Julien Lee does a bad Wong Kar-Wai with this social drama. Almen Wong, though, is effective as a mysterious starlett who seduces a young fan to be her love interest in her next category III movie.

Another subplot, probably the best, concerns a mainland runaway homosexual (this would be a cool name for an experimental band) and a cab driver who shares the same sexual preference. A film that rarely hit’s the mark, aloof in it’s delivery and seemingly very self-important, with a message (maybe) that zoomed over (way over) my head (and I consider myself a scholar!).

Gwailo’s Rating: 2.5/10

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