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Don’t Play with Fire

aka Dangerous Encounter - 1st Kind

School on Fire

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Don’t Play with Fire

Influential director Tsui Hark’s searing and controversial cinematic howl Don’t Play with Fire aka Dangerous Encounters – 1st Kind is a raw and nihilistic must-see that digs deep into the darkness of Hong Kong. As a sadistic, sociopathic beauty urges a trio of disenfranchised teens into an ever-escalating series of brutally violent crimes, their world crumbles around them, ensuring their own annihilation.

Director
Tsui Hark
Starring
Lin Chen Chi, Lo Lieh, Tse Bo-law, Lung Tin-sang, Ray Lui, Bruce Barron
Year
1980
Country
Hong Kong
Format
35mm
Running Time
95 minutes

School on Fire

Hong Kong legend Ringo Lam’s angry, intense tale of teens and Triads, School on Fire, is a brutally blood-soaked film of nearly unmatched fury. When a young schoolgirl witnesses a classmate’s murder and testifies at trial, she gets caught in a downward spiral of escalating tragedy and violence that threatens to burn the world to the ground.

Director
Ringo Lam
Starring
Fennie Yuen, Roy Cheung, Damian Lau, Sarah Lee
Year
1988
Country
Hong Kong
Format
35mm
Running Time
101 minutes

Upcoming Showtimes

Tue, April 30
7:30 pm
Don’t Play with Fire
9:35 pm
School on Fire

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