Thursday, April 02, 1998

Red Corner

100678 / 16 / US / 1997 / Avnet, Jon / / thriller
Red Corner / Punainen labyrintti. © MGM. D: Jon Avnet. SC: Robert King. DP: Karl Walter Lindenlaub. CAST: Richard Gere (Jack Moore), Bai Ling (Shen Yuelin), Jessey Meng (Hong Ling). 122’. 1,85. MPAA 35271. Rated R = 17. Finnish / Swedish subtitles by Anna-Lisa Holmqvist. DIST: UIP Finland. Viewed in Helsinki, VET, Thursday 2 April 1998. *** American TV businessman is framed for murder in China while trying to close a huge satellite deal. Caught in the net of Chinese jurisdiction he is helped by a female attorney. The theme of the clash of the cultures is a strong one, and also as a court drama this of course treads new ground.

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