Monday, February 26, 2007
Hong Kong Drama: The Protege
Protege is a film from Hong Kong, a drama about an undercover cop working in the heroin trade for 7 years. Acting as a drug dealer for unempathetic businessmen, he struggles to watch his neighbour, a beautiful single mother fight her addiction. Brutally graphic, painfully sad, and shockingly believable, this film left me glued to the screen, despite the fact all I wanted to do was look away. Like another Mandarin film I saw in Asia earlier, it presented an intriguing story, artfully filmed. Definitely a must-see foreign film, an excellent break from Hollywood's mainstream movies. Click here to visit the official site.