Saviour Of The Soul (HK 1991)

Rating: ****
Director: Corey Yuen Kwai
Cast: Andy Lau, Anita Mui, Aaron Kwok, Gloria Yip, Carina Lau, Josephine Siao

Very stylish, sexy, dark, and somber. An impossibly handsome Andy Lau and Anita Mui are assassins and lovers being hunted down by a devilishly charming Aaron Kwok (a.k.a. the Silver Fox). Fascinating use of light and color, coupled with excellent camera work. The martial arts segments are nicely done and Andy Lau's swordplay is magnificent. Lau's adopted sister (Gloria Yip) is quite cute, but she spends most of her screen time weeping. Her performance is actually more touching and heartbreaking than the main love story.