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The Heroic Trio (Dung fong sam hap)
Directed by Johnnie To
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“This outrageous comic book fantasy epic manages to make even the most insane productions coming out of the Free City look positively sedate by comparison.”—Joey O’Bryan, Austin Chronicle
The supernova star power of Hong Kong cinema icons Michelle Yeoh (star of the current blockbuster Everything Everywhere All at Once), Maggie Cheung (In the Mood for Love), and Anita Mui propels this gloriously unrestrained action extravaganza from genre maestro Johnnie To, which injects its martial-arts mayhem with a blast of comic-book lunacy.
They are the knife-throwing, shotgun-toting, kung-fu-fighting super-heroines who must overcome their dark pasts in order to defeat an evil, baby-snatching eunuch who is terrorizing Hong Kong.
Eye-popping motorcycle stunts, brain-exploding skeletons, infant cannibals, and kinetically choreographed wire work are all part of the delirium in this unstoppably entertaining cult favorite (referenced in Cheung’s international breakthrough Irma Vep), a kick-butt showcase for three of the coolest women warriors to ever hit the screen. 1993, Hong Kong, 4K DCP, in Cantonese with English subtitles, 83 minutes. Rated R.