01/29/17 Episode 34: The Mission (1999)
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To celebrate the Chinese New Year, host Mike Spiegelman and special guest Pam Benjamin watches a film from one of the best Hong Kong directors today, Johnnie To.
A master of all genres, To has released some wild comedies during New Year's like Love on a Diet (2001, fat suit comedy), Fat Choi Spirit (2002, mah jong comedy), and Help!!! (2000, hospital comedy), all of which I've seen at the 4-star Theatre in San Francisco. I decided to go with his breakthrough gangster classic instead, The Mission, just because it's amazing and it's available on YouTube.