Asian New Classics

KOMA

  • Description
  • Imagine drunkenly stumbling into someone else's hotel room and discovering a ghastly scene of bloody violence. That's what happens to Ching (Angelica Lee) otter a friend's wedding, and soon she is set on a collision course with organ thieves.

    When Ching picks Ling (Karena Lam) out of a police line-up as a possible suspect, Ling angrily reveals that she had a one-night stand with Ching's boyfriend, Wai. Ling begins stalking Ching, making phone calls threatening to cut out her kidney, even as she pines for Wai. Ching begin to fall apart, but more surprises await. Dynamic performances by rising stem Lee and Lam add emotional substance to the ongoing, nerve-jangling jolts.

    As with the underrated DOUBLE TAP and the spooky INNER SENSES, director Lo Chi Leung demonstrates his ability lo establish an atmosphere that ripples with dread. He then proceeds lo tell a story that claws its way into the viewer's soul.

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