Septet: The Story of Hong Kong
by Sammo Hung, Ann Hui, Patrick Tam, Yuen Wo Ping, Johnnie To, Ringo Lam, Tsui Hark
In this beautiful omnibus film, seven legendary Hong Kong directors each present a story that connects them to their hometown. Sammo Hung, for example, nostalgically recalls his martial arts training as a young boy; Patrick Tam's episode deals with the intensity of his first great love; and Johnni To packs the SARS epidemic into a black comedy about three friends who invest in stocks. Against the backdrop of current events in Hong Kong, SEPTET: THE STORY OF HONG KONG is all the more an enjoyably nostalgic remembrance film about a city that will probably no longer exist in this form.