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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.