Beyond Hypothermia (1996)

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A promising start for Milkyway Image
Reviewed by Simon on 2023-06-19

The Wong Kar-Wai influence is strong in this, the first film from Milkyway Image. BEYOND HYPOTHERMIA plays like an ode to Fallen Angels in the beginning, with Wu Chien-Lien's taciturn hitwoman lamenting her lack of human connections via inner monologue, whilst Lau Ching-Wan speaks philosophically about noodle soup.

... then It inexplicably turns into a Korean Yakuza film for a while, then flips back into WKW mode when the action returns to Hong Kong before plunging into a fatalistic finale that is pure Milkyway Image.

Good stuff!