Dangerous Encounters: 1st Kind

  • 96'
  • Hong Kong
  • 1980
Thanks to the rapid development of television, young directors in the late 1970s in Hong Kong had an opportunity to make their names quickly and then head into the film world. Tsui Hark - who was born sixty years ago as Tsui Man-Kong in French Indochina, and had learnt the craft of film in his twenties in the United States and then made a successful series for a Hong Kong TV station - presented with Dangerous Encounters: 1st Kind (1980) one of the first examples of punk rock cinema. It is both a carefree flinging and also a venomous kick in the shins for the established order. A group of kids tries to stay on its feet through all kinds of violent adventures in the urban jungle, while they show the most nihilistic side of their characters.
In the 1990s, Tsui Hark also emerged as a producer and broke through with a mass Western audience with the Once Upon a Time in China films and two Jean-Claude van Damme vehicles.


Director
Tsui Hark
Country of production
Hong Kong
Production Year
1980
Festival Edition
IFFR 2010
Length
96'
Medium
35mm
Language
Mandarin
Sales
Thomas Fung - Fairchild Films International Ltd.
Screenplay
Tsui Hark, Szeto Chuek-Hon
Cinematography
David Chung
Editor
Chow Cheung Kan, Tsi Wai Wu
Production Design
Tony Au
Music
Tang Siu-Lam, Yu Leun
Cast
Lo Lieh