Well Go USA announced this past week that the Hong Kong-based writing and directing team of Daniel Chan, Steve Woo, Lau Kin Ping and Hui Shu Ning’s stylish thriller, Cross, will be heading exclusively to DVD on June 23.
Lee Leung (Simon Yam — Iceman, IP Man, Man of Tai Chi, The Thieves, etc.) is either an angel of mercy or a twisted killing machine — a serial killer, if you will — who has taken on, as his mission in life, the task of killing people who wish to end their lives through suicide. You have to admit that that is a pretty odd career undertaking.
He’s a devout Catholic and his wife did the unforgivable and committed suicide and that, apparently, pushed him over the edge. We learn all of this in a flashback narrative as the film opens with our “angel of mercy” turning himself into the police and confessing — in great detail — to his “work” as sort of the gate keeper to heaven.
Since his victims, oops, make that clients, didn’t commit suicide they will, by his reasoning, be allowed into heaven.
Talk about twisted, that’s Lee Leung in spades, but it is not as it seems as our would-be hero may have been played.
Presented in Cantonese with English subtitles.