#126: Infernal Affairs

6v86wopd9nqf9hj0e3jxkcl5ztg#126 – Infernal Affairs, (無間道), 2002, Andrew Lau & Alan Mak

Chan Wing Yan, a young police officer, has been sent undercover as a mole in the local mafia. Lau Kin Ming, a young mafia member, infiltrates the police force. Years later, their older counterparts, Chen Wing Yan and Inspector Lau Kin Ming, respectively, race against time to expose the mole within their midst.


#185: The Killer

8htxlsqmahbxah1eb69ir0bxhze#185 – The Killer, (喋血雙雄), 1989, John Woo

Mob assassin Jeffrey is no ordinary hired gun; the best in his business, he views his chosen profession as a calling rather than simply a job. So, when beautiful nightclub chanteuse Jennie is blinded in the crossfire of his most recent hit, Jeffrey chooses to retire after one last job to pay for his unintended victim’s sight-restoring operation. But when Jeffrey is double-crossed, he reluctantly joins forces with a rogue policeman to make things right.

#200: Farewell My Concubine

vhc9dtjozuwtlp4pie2x9dakk60#200 – Farewell My Concubine, (霸王别姬), 1993, Chen Kaige
ChinaHong Kong

Abandoned by his prostitute mother in 1920, Douzi was raised by a theater troupe. There he meets Shitou and over the following years the two develop an act entitled “Farewell My Concubine” that brings them fame and fortune. When Shitou marries Juxian, Doutzi becomes jealous, the beginnings of the acting duo’s explosive breakup and tragic fall take root.

#332: A City of Sadness

ryplnarzbag8aet06mrzmovjygb#332 – A City of Sadness, (悲情城市), 1989, Hou Hsiao-hsien
Hong Kongtw

Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung, the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred by his experiences in the war, ends up in an insane asylum. Deaf-mute photographer Wen-ching, the youngest brother, decides to make a stand and fight the Kuomintang government from China that is assuming power.