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Wake of Death Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Simon Yam, Danny Keogh

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WAKE OF DEATH was co-written and directed by Philippe Martinez in 2004.
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Kim, a 14 years old girl, witnesses the murder of her mother by her father Sun Quan, a member of the Hong Kong triads. She runs away, takes the first boat she can find and lands in Los Angeles. There, she's taken care of by Cynthia Archer, a social worker who brings Kim to her home. Soon, Sun Quan also arrives in L.A. where he's told by Mac Hoggins, a policeman who uses to help Sun Quan's organisation to sell off heroin in the U.S., that Kim is at Archer's. Sun Quan kills Cynthia and his parents but doesn't manage to take Kim back. Ben Archer (Van Damme) and his french friends decide to take the law into their own hands and torture Mac Hoggins in order to know who's responsible for the murders. Archer will finally find Sun Quan in the Los Angeles harbor for a bloody and explosive final.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   vigilante hunting down criminal(s) Criminal enemy is...    -   drug dealers

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest and Buttocks Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude male butt Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles

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