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Bangkok Dangerous
Helen Killer Pun, Anyone?

Directors Oxide & Danny Pang turn the hitman genre cliche on its head in this brilliant story of a deaf mute assassin for hire and his mentor who has seen better days. The film relies almost entirely on its compelling visuals to tell this simple story of a lonely hitman whose tragic life only gains meaning through loss. This is a surprisingly emotional film that delivers some of the best acting I have seen in years. The lead actor, silent and watchful, delivers a complex and rich performance that would give Hollywood actors a run for their money.

Terry Osterhout
October 2002

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