Peace Breaker (2017) Huge Chinese Actioner with Aaron Kwok
original Chinese title PO.JU [Broken.Bureau]
director: Lien Yi-Chi
starring: Aaron Kwok · Qianyuan Wang · Tao Lin · Jiayi Feng · Elson
is a huge blockbuster Chinese hit based on the Korean novel and film
A Hard Day. Gaojian Xiang (played by never-aging Aaron
Kwok) is a [slightly] dirty cop. His team is under investigation for
corruption and he's understandably jittery. That night, he's heading
to his mother's funeral, driving while a bit inebriated. Xiang swerves
to avoid a dog in the road and smashes into a man, killing him instantly.
Not interested in dealing with the fallout, Xiang puts the body in his
trunk and then, hides it in his mother's coffin. He later discovers
that the dead guy is a wanted drug dealer that his team is supposed
to track down. Meanwhile, a very dirty cop named Chen, knows what happened
that night and - for reasons of his own - is determined to force Xiang
to produce the body.
depiction of Chinese police corruption is not permitted in Beijing productions,
the action is transplanted to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. Taiwanese
director Lien Yi-Chi [best known for his lesbian thriller MAKE
UP] nicely captures the exotic beauty of that country while
delivering an excellent actioner.
the wife of Gaojian Xiang is played by former Chinese pop-singer-turned-actress
Tao Lin. Her breakout role was that of Princess Nihuang in the Chinese
TV series Nirvana in Fire the previous year.
film with English subtitles; widescreen, fully uncut 113 minutes;
DVD encoded for WORLD FORMAT NTSC, playable on any American machine.
Extras include original theatrical trailer
Graphic Violence, Drugs
Recommended For Mature Audiences