"Once a Thief"
Directed by John Woo
While still boasting
some fine action sequences, this charming heist film highlights John Woo's
lighter side. Chow Yun Fat, Leslie Cheung and Cherie Chung play art
thieves who decide to turn the tables on their mentor after he
double-crosses them. A favorite of Woo fans, filled with wonderful comic
moments and especially charming performances from the three leads.
Inspired by Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief, the film takes its title
from a 1964 film starring Alain Delon, one of Woo's favorite actors.
Chinese with English subtitles. 107 minutes.