Phantom

Phantom (2023)

Phantom screened at the London Korean Film Festival 2023. This is a transcript of my on-stage introduction. From 1910 to the end of the Second World War, Korea was under Japanese Occupation. Unsurprisingly this is a bitter period in the national memory. Land was forcibly seized; freedom of the press, and even of expression, was…

Infernal Affairs

Infernal Affairs (Mou gaan dou) (2002)

Infernal Affairs (Mou gaan dou) first published by Movie Gazette, 12 Nov, 2003 “I wish you guys every success in the police force – good luck, officers”, says Sam (Eric Tsang) to a line-up of young recruits. Except that Sam is a Triad boss, and the recruits are young criminals who have agreed to infiltrate…