Pou-Soi Cheang

Pou-Soi Cheang – Gau ngao gau AKA Dog Bite Dog (2006)

Plot Synopsis from beyondhollywood.com
Although many Hong Kong thrillers like to style themselves as being gritty and nihilistic, “Dog Bite Dog” is one of the few with the guts to actually follow through on such claims, being one of the darkest and brutal films of the last few years. As such, it marks a change for director Soi Cheang, previously known for light horror outings such as “Home Sweet Home” and “The Death Curse”, though he certainly takes the subject matter between his teeth and succeeds in producing a film which cuts like a knife through the glossy, choreographed violence usually seen in the genre. Read More »

Pou-Soi Cheang – Yi ngoi aka Accident (2009)

A self-styled “accident choreographer,” the Brain is a professional hit man who kills his victims by trapping them in well crafted “accidents” that look like unfortunate mishaps but are in fact percectly staged acts of crime. After one mission accidentally goes wrong, causing the life of one of his men, the Brain is convinced that this accident has been choreographed, someone is out there to terminate him and his team. He becomes increasingly paranoid when he discovers that a mysterious insurance agent Fong is somewhat related to one of the “accidents” he has staged, the Brain becomes obssessed that this man must be the mastermind behind a conspiracy to take him out. To regain his sanity and to save his life, he must strive to kill Fong before he makes his next move. Read More »