Film Review: Black Cat (1991) by Stephen Shin

Film Review: Black Cat (1991) by Stephen Shin
Pablo Picasso was apparently supposed to have said “good artists copy, great artists steal”. In the world of transnational cinema this is especially true when we see re-imaginings (to use the modern parlance) of particular films. With Luc Besson’s “La Femme Nikita”, the original “inspired” an incredibly dull American remake, TV series and inevitably an unofficial Hong Kong take from D&b Films. It would be hard pressed to argue that they were great artists and Stephen Shin would hardly be considered a visual stylist as Luc Besson in his prime. Yet this is more than just a facsimile copy and does have merit in it’s own right.

After killing a truck driver for assaulting her, Catherine (Jade Leung) is found by the police and shoots one of them unintentionally. After being attacked in jail by vengeful officers, she attempts to escape whilst on route to court.
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