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Hong Kong action flick LET THE BULLETS FLY opens in theaters this Friday

HIFF is hosting a special event for the opening night of LET THE BULLETS FLY, at Pearlridge West 16 on Friday, March 2nd at 7:45pm. We’re giving away (4) pairs of tickets to see LET THE BULLETS FLY during its run at Pearlridge, thanks to distributor Variance Films. Here’s how to enter:

Enter on Twitter:
Tell us why you like Hong Kong action films in 140 characters or less, and start your tweet with ‘@HIFF’. The 2 most creative entries will win. Please follow @HIFF so we can direct message the winners to send the ticket vouchers via email. Winners will be announced Friday morning.
Example: @HIFF I love Hong Kong action films because of the gravity defying stunts they pull off!

Enter on Facebook:
Comment on this entry on our Facebook Page to enter, telling us why you like Hong Kong action films. The 2 most creative entries will win. To comment on the entry, you will need to “like” HIFF’s Facebook Page. HIFF will add a final comment on this entry announcing the winners Friday morning, and will attempt to contact them through Facebook to send the ticket vouchers via email.

Already the highest grossing domestic Chinese release ever, this comic Western has plenty of gunslinging, story twists, and sharp dialogue to make it a highly entertaining ride. During the Warlord Era of the 1920s, a bunch of bandits, led by “Pocky” Zhang (Jiang Wen), hijack a train en route to Goose Town with its new governor on board. When the train crashes, its lone survivors are the governor’s sleazy advisor (Ge You) and his wife (Carina Lau). Zhang, an honorable outlaw, decides to pose as the new governor and share the fortune from the hijacking with the townspeople. But ruthless mobster Master Huang (Chow Yun-Fat) aims to stop Zhang’s Robin Hood crusade, launching a battle of both wits and bullets.

Jiang Wen-acclaimed as an actor in such films as Zhang Yimou’s RED SORGHUM and as a writer/director with his debut IN THE HEAT OF THE SUN-exemplifies all three talents here. The script is full of humorous quips, moving at a brisk pace with plenty of physical comedy that mixes laughs and bloody combat. Jiang and Chow clearly relish in the fun of going head-to-head as foes in this smart, deadpan satire.

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