Tuesday, 31 March 2020

The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio - Toma Ikuta (2016) - View from the Peak, Hong Kong

Another Takashi Miike effort for the blog, this time the more recent The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio. It's the sequel to an earlier movie starring Toma Ikuta as an undercover cop, Reiji, who has infiltrated a Yakuza gang. In this film he is given the job of looking after the boss's daughter only to have her kidnapped by a rival gang and whisked away to Hong Kong to be sold as part of a auction.

About two thirds of the film is set in Japan and then after the kidnap the action moves, via a cartoonish plane flight, to Hong Kong. The first shot of Hong Kong is the usual view from the peak, although in this case the wall in the top image is superimposed. If you look closely at the second less obscured view you can just about see the trail of smoke (just to the right of the BoC Tower) from the cartoon plane as it flies out of control towards the harbour.

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