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1901408_10152265831781255_1632350352_nI’m 28 years-old. I’m from Paris, France. My first exposure to Asian cinema was in 2001, when Gordon Chan’s Fist of Legend was released in French theaters. My mind was blown and I started worshipping Jet Li, yet I did not start truly delving into Asian films outside of Jet’s filmography until 2010 when John Woo’s Red Cliff and Daniel Lee’s Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon tipped me over into a thankfully never-ending spiral of Hong Kong and Chinese cinema. And in late 2011 Asian Film Strike was born.

Notice that it is Asian Film Strike, not Chinese Film Strike. Yes, the great majority of reviews and interviews on this blog are about Chinese and Hong Kong cinema, but over time I hope to start reviewing Korean, Taiwanese and Thai films more often. For now, I do not have the level of knowledge required to talk about films from South Korea, Taiwan or Thailand without wasting everybody’s time. As for Japan, Vietnam and others, maybe in another life.

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19 Comments

  1. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! – https://mibih.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/the-liebster-award-3/

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  2. Hi there,

    Nice reviews for the Chinese films. I like that you review the lesser known films too. Easy for me to see if it is good or not.

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  3. Rachel

     /  September 4, 2015

    Hi LP – I’m reaching out on behalf of Lionsgate Home Entertainment to see if you would approve the use of a quote from your review of Dragon Blade? We’d like to use it for publicity and marketing materials.

    The quote we’d like to use is: “Visually stunning” – LP Hugo, Asian Film Strike

    Let me know!

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  4. matthew le-feuvre

     /  March 10, 2016

    Hello there. My name is Matthew Le-feuvre. I’m a freelance writer. Do you except review contributions. Been into Asian films for twenty-five years. Got over a thousand KF films of all genres on DVD.

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  5. Hi there. You have a great site here, please keep up the great work. We’ve just released a short film online called Blowback, an action short inspired in part the great Asian action films of the 80’s and early 90’s. We were wondering if you might have an interest in watching it, and if so, letting us know what you think about it. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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  6. I just manage to found this blog, I love your reviews. They’re pretty awesome, I have to say! I’m going read to read more of your reviews as time passes.

    I feel like I found a goldmine because I’m a bit of a Francophile so I found the best of both worlds.

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    • Thank you so much for your kind words. I have started diving into your blog as well, I love that you review a lot of forgotten films. I started like that actually, thinking ” who needs another Infernal Affairs review?”, and focusing on hidden gems and lesser-known films.
      Thank you again!

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      • Thanks, there was a period of time, I was watching lot of old French movies specifically the so called French New Wave/ or in French : La Nouvelle Vague. I may review those films someday. But, they’re interesting to watch, apparently, the French New Wave a big influence on many Hong Kong directors.

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  7. MH

     /  April 21, 2017

    Hi,LP
    Your reviews are another level, and please keep doing more reviews.by your huge fan.

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  8. tiger33

     /  October 25, 2017

    Keep up the fantastic work

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  9. Michael Wong

     /  July 30, 2018

    Dear LP Hugo,

    Hope this message finds you well.

    I’m a Malaysian film director currently residing in Beijing, China. I’ve got a directorial debut short film (The Story of 90 Coins) which I would like to share with you. Inspired by a true story; it’s a story of a promise, misunderstanding and regret.

    The film is currently getting about 60+ accolades from international film festivals; which includes the Best Direction & Best Cinematography at Malta Int’l Short Film Festival, Best Foreign Short & Best Actress at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, Best Drama & Best Cinematography at Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Foreign Short Film at Ukrainian International Short Film Festival, Rising Star Awards at Canada International Film Festival, an Official Finalist at London Film Awards, among others.

    Below is the relevant info of my short film.

    a) Short film streaming link: http://www.vimeo.com/143267832/ or https://youtu.be/HUdhVEwo0Xo
    b) Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/thestoryof90coins/
    c) IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5182914/

    Attached herewith a Press Kit (http://www.michaelwongcc.com/TheStoryOf90Coins-PressKit.pdf) for your convenience and hope you’ll be interested in sharing it on your site or writing something about it.

    Thank you.

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