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Directed by Johnnie To and Ching Siu-tung • 1993 • Hong Kong
Starring Anita Mui, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung, Anita Mui, and Michelle Yeoh return in this gritty, postapocalyptic sequel to THE HEROIC TRIO. Following a devastating nuclear attack, Hong Kong’s supply of clean water has fallen into the hands of a masked maniac (Anthony Wong) intent on seizing political power—forcing the three fearless fighters to settle their differences and unite to stop him. Darker in tone than the original, EXECUTIONERS finds Johnnie To and codirector/martial-arts choreographer Ching Siu-tung continuing to push their whirlwind action set pieces to new levels of cartoon craziness, while adding an abundance of grungy, dystopian atmosphere and a fresh dose of antiauthoritarian attitude.