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Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
France / English
"Kiss Fear Goodbye "
A betrayed intelligence officer enlists the aid of a prostitute to prove his innocence from a deadly conspiracy while returning a favor to her.
Jet Li Liu Jian
Bridget Fonda Jessica Kamen
Tchéky Karyo Insp. Richard
Max Ryan Lupo
Ric Young Mister Big
Burt Kwouk Uncle Tai
Laurence Ashley Aja
Cyril Raffaelli Twin
Didier Azoulay Twin
John Forgeham Max
Paul Barrett Pilot
Colin Prince Lupo's Assistant
Vincent Glo Pluto
Vincent Wong Minister Tang
Kentaro Chen
Director: Chris Nahon
Producer: Luc Besson,Steve Chasman,Happy Walters
Writer: Jet Li,Luc Besson
Not Your Normal Martial Arts Fare
I expect most of these Hong Kong martial-arts films to be packed with action but most feature either a little humor (Jackie Chan) or beautiful scenery ("Hero," etc.) or wild special effects ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and more).....but this one features a mean edge. I'm not used to seeing these Asian films with a lot of profanity (mainly f-words) or bloody scenes almost to the point of being gross, which one scene was in here.

The hero is likable guy played by Jet Li. Despite his martial arts penchant for violence, he has a soft, boyish look to him and doesn't seem to fit the type. He's always the gentleman in here, with no profanity either. The villains, led by Tchecky Karyo, are brutal. Bridget Fonda, playing a hooker, at least wasn't some "Pretty Woman" type figure. She was rough, too, but at least realistic and I give her credit for not worrying about how she looked in here, beauty-wise.

I don't regret seeing this film. It was entertaining, but beware: it's a rough movie.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Orginal
Imdb rating: 6.2
Musician: Craig Armstrong
Running time: 98 min
Subtitles: Svenska
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Last modified: 2007-07-19 20:27:3