The full length feature debut of K. Klimkiewicz is a well made drama-thriller. The plot is settled in post 9/11 England and involves air defense industry, a young Arab and a single (horny) drone designer. Is this constellation self a threat to the national security? A great move was not revealing the whole background of Kahil, so we are not really sure what his motives really are. By the end of the film the audience is left at least with one unanswered question: Is Kahil one of the 15 innocent collateral damage victims, or the real enemy?
This movie is a decent piece of a crime-thriller with a good final showdown scene. But it did not knock me down. The “Mad Detective” is still my favorite Johnnie To movie.
Outstanding dreamlike cinematography, hypnotic music and original storytelling. This movie reminded me of “Bronson” and even a bit of “Valhalla Rising”. There is an exceptional sense of aesthetics in all the long tension packed scenes. Aesthetics of violence?
Watch this film in theaters if you can.
This is a bunch-of-friends kind of movie, that is really rare recently. The characters spend most of the time in one place, and as you “sit” there with them you really get acquainted. More to it sometimes you fell like a member of the crew.