The influence Hong Kong cinema has had on Quentin Tarantino has never been a secret. Kill Bill
made the director's love affair explicit but observant fans had long since recognized the influence of Ringo Lam's City On Fire
on Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs
and there have been numerous other nods to films of the region in Tarantino's work.
And now a French directorial duo who refer to themselves simply as Jac & Johan
are tackling Tarantino's relationship with the region head on with a produced-for-French-TV documentary titled simply Tarantino: The Disciple Of Hong Kong
Occasional ScreenAnarchy contributor Frederic Ambroisine worked as an associate producer on this, helping the directors line up and impressive array of interviews on the subject, talking to stars like Simon Yam and Gordon Liu, scholars such as David Bordwell, Hong Kong International Film Festival director Roger Garcia and - in a major coup - City On Fire
director Ringo Lam himself, with Lam giving his first on camera interview in ten years for the film.
Due to air in France in just a couple weeks we've got the first trailer for the film below and it's a high energy affair sure to appeal to fans of Mark Hartley's work.
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