Beyond the Long Arm of the Law: Harry Callahan and other Iconic Cops on Screen
Why We Recommend it
This programme screens classic films across genres, countries and decades—including John Woo’s The Killer—centred around the theme of law and order.
Entitled Beyond the Long Arm of the Law, this programme curated by HK CineFan, screens a wide variety of cop movies, all renowned for their stars, chiseled dialogue, exciting scenography and cool soundtrack.
Films screened include Fritz Lang’s M (Germany, 1931), a masterful mix of suspense and horror revolving around the actions of, and the manhunt for, a serial killer; In the Heat of the Night (USA, 1967), a cop-and-cop drama about an African American police detective who is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town; Dirty Harry (1971), a brutal crime film starring Clint Eastwood in one of his most iconic roles; Jean-Pierre Melville’s last movie, the neo-noir Dirty Money (France/Italy, 1972) starring Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve; and The Killer (Hong Kong, 1989) John Woo’s poetic bromance of honour and death starring Chow Yun-fat.