In mere decades, Hong Kong will become a fully-fledged part of the People's Republic of China – a political reality that has loomed since the United Kingdom ceded the territory in 1997. On the surface, Fire Lee's film Robbery is a mere dark comedy, but according to Elizabeth Flux, its quintessentially local themes and its eschewing of the mainland's large viewership also exemplify Hong Kong cinema's apprehensions regarding this impending 'handover'.
Additional keywords: Derek Tsang, Ten Years, world cinema.
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