A Bullet in the Head
A Bullet in the Head ★★★ Die Xue Jie Tou 1990
Violent (no surprise there) tale of friendship finds Frank (Cheung), Ben (Leung), and Paul (Lee) heading out of 1967 Hong Kong for Saigon, where they hope to make money selling contraband goods in the city. They wind up on the wrong side of the Vietnamese Army, steal a fortune in gold from a local crime lord, and end up the prisoners of the Viet Cong. There's betrayal and death and a final moral reckoning and—did we mention lots and lots of (over-the-top) violence? Chinese with subtitles. 85m/C VHS, DVD . HK Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Jacky Cheung, Waise Lee, Simon Yam, Fennie Yuen, Yolinda Yam, John Woo; D: John Woo; W: Janet Chun, Patrick Leung, John Woo; C: Wilson Chan, Ardy Lam, Chai Kittikum Som, Wing-Hung Wong; M: Romeo Diaz, James Wong.