Reuniting much of the cast and crew of the critically acclaimed period action movie ‘The Rebel’ and starring famed stuntman Johnny Nguyen (Spider-Man 1 and 2; Jarhead; Serenity; Collateral) alongside pop singer-turned-actress Veronica Ngo (The Rebel; Saigon Love Story), debut feature director Le Thanh Son’s Clash is a relentlessly paced contemporary action-thriller that recalls the work of accomplished action directors such as Johnnie To (Triangle; Election; PTU) and John Woo (Mission: Impossible 2; Hard Boiled).
Ngo stars as Trinh – codename Phoenix – a beautiful young woman forced to become a mercenary thief by a powerful gangland boss and criminal mastermind known as Black Dragon (Hoang Phuc), who has ‘rescued’ her from a former life of homelessness and prostitution. Black Dragon’s leverage in the deal is Trinh’s daughter, whom he intends to hold ransom until Trinh completes a number of ‘missions’ on his behalf. Trinh’s latest assignment is to steal a laptop containing a hard drive that holds the codes used to control a Vietnamese satellite defence system – a priceless commodity on the black market.
Clash (cert. 15) will be released on DVD (£12.99) by Revolver Entertainment on 21st February 2011.