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175_The Killer (1989)

  • The Mini Microcinema 1329 Main Street Cincinnati, OH, 45202 United States (map)

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

Directed by John Woo

Presented by tt stern-enzi


So often, audiences come to recognize a particularly fruitful collaboration between a director and an actor or actress who seems to serve as a muse or stand-in. Such would seem to be the case with Chinese writer-director John Woo and Yun-Fat Chow. This dynamic duo teamed up for a string of action-packed thrillers from the mid-1980s through the early 1990s, before Woo headed to Hollywood. Yun-Fat proved capable of playing either side of the cops and robbers divide in Woo's films, mainly because as a writer, Woo never subscribed to the notion that his characters were ever completely black or white; everyone operated in morally gray areas. Which accounts for why Yun-Fat's protagonist in The Killer is an assassin taking on one last job in order to pay the medical expenses of a blind singer's attempt to regain her sight. This "Killer" has a secret heart of gold that will get tested when he must face off against his boss. Come watch The Killer and join a lively debate about where the film ranks in the Woo filmography. Free with $5 suggested donation.