Crazy Stone

Had dinner at Lao Beijing, and then watched a HK/China movie called Crazy Stone which has apparently received pretty positive reviews.
Every minute of the movie was entertaining, funny and at times just hilarious. There are many intertwining sub-plots and themes.
There are the good guys versus the bad guys – the security team versus two different groups of thieves.
There’s also the evil, rich and greedy group who get people into more debt, versus the poor and desperate group who go out on a limb just to pay their debts.
There’s betrayal of love, and betrayal of familial trust. In the end, each character gets what they deserve, by an uncanny twist (and yet another twist) in the plot.
The start of the movie is like a Quentin Tarantino movie, in the sense that there are flashbacks in time to show how the whole story fits in together. The good and bad guys’ lives are paralleled, quite literally side by side. You’ll see what I mean if you watch the movie 😉

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  1. Mike Lee

    I didn’t know about Crazy Stone until my gf and her friends were talking about going to watch it. So I caught it last weekend with all the ladies 🙂
    For me the most amusing things were, besides the humour, the twangy slangy accents in the dialogue.
    Also, the urban scenes of the old, dilapidated – rapidly making way for – and juxtaposed with the new gleaming towers – reminds me of just how fast China is growing.
    The writer/director is only all of 28 years old! And apparently, as part of the Focus Films First Cuts project (http://www.focusfirstcuts.com), the director has the final cut without having to answer to his sponsors, including Mr Lau 😛

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