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Bullet in the Head
(Dip huet gaai tau)

by John WOO

Une balle dans la tête - Bullet in the Head

In 1967, three good friends, Paul, Ben and Frank, are forced to flee Hong Kong after killing a mafioso. They arrive in a war-torn Saigon and join up with local thugs. They work for a killer, Luke, who is plotting a nasty blow against his boss. They then find themselves propelled on a hellish journey…

John Woo’s ill-fated film, Bullet in the Head, is his most ambitious and most personal film. Based on a trio of characters that he portrays as embodying the utopia of perfect friendship, the film bears witness to a slow and agonising disillusion. Here, violence is not given an aesthetic slant as is the case in his previous film, The Killer. Here, it is concentrated in an infernal cycle, an endless loop locking the characters into a circle of war and mafia, money and countless guns.


  • Titre français
    Une balle dans la tête
  • Original title
    Dip huet gaai tau
  • Titre international
    Bullet in the Head
  • Scénario
    Janet Chun, Patrick Leung, John Woo
  • Montage
    John Woo, David Wu
  • Musique
    Romeo Díaz, James Wong
  • Interprétation
    Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Jackie Cheung, Waise Lee, Simon Yam
  • Producteur délégué
    John Woo
  • Directeur artistique
    Leung Wah Sang
  • Ventes internationales
    Golden Princess Amusement Co Ltd
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique
  • Ratio

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