Running On Karma Movie Review Summary

Actors: Andy Lau, Cecilia Cheung

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RUNNING ON KARMA (Daai chek liu) is a movie directed by Johnny To and Ka-Fai Wai in 2003. This film earned three Hong-Kong Film Awards (Best Picture, best Actor and best Screenplay).
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Andy Lau was a Buddhist monk when his friend was brutally murdered by a thief. He decided to give up his monk status in order to find the killer. Andy has also developed a special gift that allows him to see past and future events without being able to interfere with them. However, he will nevertheless try to save Cecila Cheung's life after having seen future trouble for this policewoman he has fallen in love with but his efforts will be vain. Cecilia goes to the mountain where the killer who murdered Andy Lau's friend lives. The last part of RUNNING ON KARMA deals with religious (Buddhist) topics.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   catching brutal killer/stalker Religion themed film?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   religious figure Age:    -   20's-30's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   clairvoyant    -   can see into the future    -   super strength    -   can fly Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Chinese


Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   None

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