Sunday, 28 June 2009

sparrow

the constellation: four men. pickpockets in hongkong. one young beautiful woman. her passport in an old man's safe. the result: pure cinematic beauty.

























johnnie to's new movie "sparrow" is perfect. yesterday i went to see it in the original version with subtitles. i wouldn't even have needed the subtitles, there is so little dialogue in the movie, and all that is important is told visually, and through the jazzy chinese music.

four pickpockets in hong kong. their work is more a performance of art than an act of criminality. it's all about movement and elegance: two quick steps, a little tumble and turn and somebody's purse is a few notes lighter. they meet a woman. or rather, she meets them. they are to be her rescuers, though they don't know it yet, her way to her passport and thus to a new life. the story twists and turns every now and then, suddenly their life is a little more dangerous and also a little more exciting. a noir fairytale with a happy ending. though not at all what one would expect. hitchcock meets hongkong, film noir meets jim jarmusch. i'm still in awe.

if you have the chance, go see it.
(picture through google picture search)

5 comments:

Carmen.she's HALF A LOTUS said...

emmire hot film!

ich liebe ihn.

Little Peaché said...

Sv: förlåt, jag var lite otålig.
Tack för dina synpunkter. jag håller helt med, men jag är dålig på det där med bloggdesign.

Tack för tipset på freegadgets, ska kolla på en gång.

Kram på dig

anna said...

ska se om den filmen går här hemma! ha ne bra fredag!

Little Peaché said...

Sv: nej david är inte heller så bra på det, men nu har jag nog fått lite ordning på det. Vad tycker du om min nya layout?

Kram på dig

Eleonore said...

das hört sich gut an :).