This week in cinemas: ‘Three’ (HK/China)

ThreeAlready in Australian cinemas this week (it opened last Thursday, June 23) is a new film from one of our favourite directors, Hong Kong’s Johnnie To. And this time he’s returning to that most beloved of genres, the tense action-thriller.

Set in a hospital, Three revolves around a rapidly escalating standoff between a criminal who’s been admitted as a patient (Wallace Chung), the detective trying to bring him to justice (Louis Koo), and a neurosurgeon (Vicki Zhao Wei). The film is written by Yau Nai-hoi, Lau Ho-leung and Mak Tin-shu and looks every inch a Milkyway Image production.

Here’s an excellent teaser:

Maggie Lee’s review for Variety suggests that the film is very good indeed.

Three is in cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra — check cinema sites or distributor China Lion’s Facebook page for details.

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