Da lui toi
Directed by Clement Cheng and Derek Kwok
Hong Kong, 2010
Cornerhouse, 20 November 2011
As a kung-fu film, Gallants does a knock-out job.
There are a lot of laughs and many drops of devilment, though it is rather sketchy in places.
On balance, though, this is a very enjoyable film: there are terrific fight sequences, a wonderful performance by Teddy Robin as an aged kung-fu master who’s brought out of a coma, and a smidgeon of romance.
Gallants was shown as part of the Asia Triennial Manchester 11 Film Programme, details can be seen here.