"Seaman No. 7"
Directed by Lo Wei
Jimmy Wang plays the title
character, a merchant seaman who accidentally kills a man and flees to
Japan, ending up in Kobe, where he is taken in by expatriate Chinese,
learns Judo, and has to fight off a bunch of drug-running thugs. Low
budget, but it's nice to see a different sort of character in a kung-fu
flick as Jimmy Wang's earnest seaman tries to figure out how to get by in
a foreign country. Mandarin with English subtitles (occasionally cropped
and low). 93 minutes.