2023 / 108m - Hong Kong
Crime, Mystery
Mad Fate poster


August 25, 2023


Cheang's latest film is a tough one. People expecting him to continue his Limbo streak may be disappointed by the outcome, instead, it feels more like an ode to Johnnie To and Ka-Fai Wai (think Mad Detective). It's rooted in Hong Kong folklore, and it's a film that demands the audience to follow the characters into their display of madness. A unique score, slick and colorful cinematography, and a wild plot make this another Cheang classic. I wouldn't be surprised if this makes less of an impact internationally though, as it has these strong Hong Kong signature elements that traditionally don't travel well.