The Swallow Thief

Directed by Yue Fung

A great, energetic, early example of the Hong Kong crime film, The Swallow Thief tells the story of a young woman, Yinniu, the grand-daughter of veteran crime fighter Jiang Shoushan, who falls for a man who might be the Swallow Thief, a Robin Hood style criminal who robs the rich to give to the poor. When he is taken into custody, love drives Yinniu and her grandfather to embark upon a crime spree in order to free him.

Please note this is an original DigiBeta copy.

108 minutes


Chinese and Full English

Country of origin:
Hong Kong

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