Retromania: Hard Boiled


John Woo’s 1992 Hong Kong police action film stars Chow Yun-fat, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, and Anthony Wong in a stylish “ballet of bullets”. Yun-Fat is Tequlia, a police inspector (and Jazz musician) whose investigation of a brutal gangster entangles him in the ethically complicated world of undercover policing and explosive gang land rivalries. Critically recognized as an action masterpiece, the film is regularly in the conversation as having the best action scenes ever filmed.

Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.