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Sparrow (3 disc Collector Box Set inc. soundtrack CD)

Sparrow (3 disc Collector Box Set inc. soundtrack CD)

7.99 GBP
Two rival pickpocket gangs face-off on the streets of Hong Kong.

Daily proceedings of a band of pick-pockets are disrupted by the sudden appearance of a beautiful and mysterious lady, who turns the tables on them. Following her trail, the pick-pockets are led to a face-off on the streets of Hong Kong with a rival pick-pocket gang, with both gangs vying for the possession of this enigmatic lady. 

A comedy caper with comparisons to French New Wave work such as 'Umbrellas of Cherbourg', SPARROW has the stylish trademarks of a Johnnie To film, with a wonderful jazz-tinged soundtrack and a photographic blend of the nostalgic old Hong Kong and the modern sky-scraper city. Starring Simon Yam (Tomb Raider 3. Election), Lam Kar Tun (Election, Triangle, Vengeance) and Kelly Lin (Reign of Assassins).

Dir: Johnnie To
Cast: Simon Yam, Kelly Lin, Lam Kar Tung, Lo Hoi Pang, Law Wing Cheong, Lam Suet
Runtime: 87 minutes
Language: Cantonese (English subtitles)
Country: Hong Kong
Year: 2008
Genre: Drama / romance
Rating: 15
Region: region 2

Watch the trailer.

Awards:
Berlin Film Festival 2008: Nominated Golden Bear, Johnnie To
45th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2008: Best Cinematography Winner, Cheong Siu Keung
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards 2008: Film of Merit Award Winner
Hong Kong Films Awards 2009: Best Director Nomination, Johnnie To, Best Actor Nomination, Simon Yam, Best Original Film Score Nomination
45th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2008: Best Original film score, Nomination, X. Jamaux/F. Avril
2008 Asia Pacific Screen Awards: Best Feature Film Nomination

What the press say:
“A love letter to Hong Kong” – Variety Magazine
“Johnnie To has hit a rich vein of form … a triumph of style” – Empire Magazine Online
“... elegance and grace … Simon Yam in a role that could easily have been filled by an Astaire or Kelly.” – TWITCHFILM.NET
“Captivatingly Bohemian-ish with a tinge of noir …” ★★★★ – movieXclusive.com

DVD special features:

Disc 2
CD soundtrack

Disc 3
JOHNNIE GOT HIS GUN - an hour long Johnnie To documentary directed by Yves Montmayeur.
Director & cast interviews (Johnnie To, Simon Yam, Kelly Lin, Lam Ka Tung).
Hong Kong premiere footage and press conference footage.
Interview with composer, Xavier Jamaux, editor David Richardson and Associate Producer, Yuin Shan Ding.