Mad Fate

Mad Fate | Soi Cheang | HK 2023 | 108 Min | DCP

Fate, as they say, is a bitch. In Soi Cheang’s expertly woven, atmospherically dense, giallo-esque thriller, several characters find themselves in a maze of mirrors and smoke. A fortune teller, a prostitute, a serial killer, and a delivery boy—all of them nameless—are brought together by chance, only to lose sight of each other again in the lights of Hong Kong. Mad Fate, a companion piece to Cheang’s masterful breakthrough Accident, is as deep and multilayered as it is outrageous—always in motion and as unpredictable as life itself. (mk)

Soi Cheang
Cheang, Pou-soi was born in Macau and grew up in Hong Kong. Working his way up in the industry, he first was an assistant director on B-movies until working for the legendary Ringo Lam. His first major feature was Diamond HIll (2000). Other memorable films include the actioner Dog Bite Dog, the Monkey King trilogy and the revenge thriller Limbo (2021). A retrospective of his work, including his latest movie, Mad Fate, was shown this spring at the Hong Kong IFF.
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Language OmeU
Cast Lok Man Yeung, Charm Man Chan, Ting Yip Ng, Ka-Tung Lam, Wing-Sze Ng
Writer Melvin Li, Nai-Hoi Yau
Editing Allen Leung, David M. Richardson
Cinematography Siu-Keung Cheng