Plastic City

Saturday, June 20 - Thursday, June 25, 2009

It already played the festival circuit in a different version, but this is the completed, and completely different, version of Yu Lik-wai’s psychedelic gangster movie. Shot in Brazil and starring Hong Kong’s Anthony Wong and Japan’s Joe Odagiri, it starts as a typical gangster film, before it trips out and sails into the stratosphere as Anthony Wong becomes a shaman and Joe Odagiri leads an army of child soldiers. As Wong says, “Don’t stare too long at the white tiger, or it will destroy you.” Right on, man.

  • Country Hong Kong
  • Language Mandarin, Portuguese, Japanese
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2008
  • Running Time 92 minutes
  • Director Yu Lik-wai
  • Cast Joe Odagiri, Anthony Wong