The Black Sheep Affair
, Shu Qi, Hoi Lin, Ken Wong
Chiu is being
touted as the next Jet Li, and on the evidence of this, it's plausible
i.e. excellent martial arts skills, but questionable acting ability.
This is a straightforward catch-the-terrorist film, enlivened by a
nifty villain and some of the most spectacularly unsubtle agitprop I've
ever seen. It takes place in the former Soviet republic of 'Lavernia'
- actually Hungary, even if everyone has an American accent - and
Italians, Japanese and just about everyone else bar the Chinese come in
for serious stick. This facet provides plenty of unintentional laughs
- otherwise, good use is made of the location, and there's plenty of
well-crafted action. Naively innocent racist fun.