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Running Out of Time Movie Review Summary

Actors: Wai Ai, Andy lau, Ching Wan Lau, Shiu Hung-Hui

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RUNNING OUT OF TIME is a movie directed by Johnny To in 1999. This picture earned six nominations for the 2000 Hong-Kong Film awards.
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A very smart thief learns he's got only four weeks to live. He decides to provoke inspector Ho, one of the best Hong Kong negotiators, and begins to play with him a cat and mouse chase. Very good in the art of disguise, he manages to steal a diamond from a local bad guy, keeps the jewel and hands the criminal over to the policeman. At first upset by the behaviour of this unusual thief, inspector Ho will learn to respect him and to play by his rules.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   stolen goods organization If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals stealing from other criminals

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Chinese

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   karate chop    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None

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