Hitting (and kicking, and throwing…) Australian cinemas this week is HK/Chinese mixed martial arts film Unbeatable, from director Dante Lam (Beast Cops, Fire of Conscience, The Viral Factor). It’s an action/drama piece set in Macau about three down-and-out characters: a former boxer (Nick Cheung), his younger protege (Eddie Peng) and a single mother (Mei Ting).
The trailers on YouTube overwhelmingly focus on the film’s MMA fight sequences, but this review from HK film experts LoveHKFilm indicates that this is selling the film’s drama short, and that it contains a career-best performance from Nick Cheung in particular.
Here’s one of those trailers:
Unbeatable opens on August 22 in Hoyts cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide. See distributor Dream Movie’s Facebook page for more info!