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RUNNING ON KARMA

RUNNING ON KARMA

  • Directed by Johnnie To, Wai Kar Fai
  • Starring Andy Lau, Cecilia Cheung
  • 2003 | 93mins | Hong Kong SAR, China | rated (18TBC)

This is the story of a Buddhist ex-monk and bodybuilder named Big, who is endowed with the mysterious power of seeing the karma of other people. Big works as a stripteaser, which, in view of his silhouette, turns out to be a lucrative business. During one of his shows, he meets a beautiful woman-cop and notes that she has a very bad karma. He decides to help her.


Curator’s Recommendation:

This film indicated a Buddhist parable about the nature of Karma and inspires the audience how to live with the Karma.


Major Awards:

23rd Hong Kong Film Awards Best Film, Best Screenplay

10th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Film of Merit, Best Screenplay


“‘Running On Karma’ has to be one of the most original and entertaining movies to emerge from Hong Kong in quite some time” - Far East Films


This screening is part of The Heroic Mission: Johnnie To Retrospective , curated by Riley Wong, presented by UK-China Film Collab and Trinity CineAsia