Ricky Hui and Richard Ng star as a pair of criminals who join forces to help a young woman retrieve her family’s jewels from Rich Chen. A broad slapstick comedy, here John Woo is venturing into territory that will be distinctly unfamiliar to his many UK fans. The Pilferers’ Progress is an example of Hong Kong comedy at its frenetic and crazy best and proves that John Woo is more than simply a master of cinematic mayhem. The Pilferers’ Progress was a box-office smash in Hong Kong.
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The Pilferers’ Progress is part of our CRIME: Hong Kong Style film season which runs throughout February, March and April. More information can be found here.
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