Thursday, May 19, 2011

Security Unlimited (1981)

Security Unlimited (1981)

May 19th, 7:00PM in Garland 104 (2441 E. Hartford)

The Hui Brothers return for their last film together until the scathing 1990 parody of tabloid reporting, Front Page. In a way this marked an end of an era. An era in which Cantonese cinema was reestablishing itself and the new wave was exploring themes that were otherwise rarely covered. Directed by and costarring maverick Michael Hui who shortly would go on to make a string of biting comedies dealing with otherwise taboo social issues. Security Unlimited is an early example of this trend in that it explores notions of illegal immigration from mainland China.

Like the other films from the brothers, this installment drops them into an unusual situation, that of security guard for hire while they are free to explore their individual persona.

Hong Kong, Director Michael Hui, Cast Michael Hui, Samuel Hui, Ricky Hui and Marylinn Wong, 92 minutes, in Cantonese with English subtitles

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