Hai Phuong – Original Title
Directors: Le-Van Kiet, Van Kiet Le
Stars: Van Veronica Ngo, Mai Cát Vi, Thanh Nhien Phan
A tale of redemption and revenge, Furie focuses on Hai Phuong (Ngo), a mother who removed herself from the city night scene to raise her daughter in the village. She takes up debt collecting as a job although frowned upon by the villagers and her daughter. When her past comes back to haunt her, she finds herself having to save her kidnapped daughter’s life amidst an underground black market trade.
Violence ensues as Hai uses her martial arts skills to hunt down her child. The story isn’t new (a la TAKEN) but the hits are brutal and the tale is told well. There are some moments during the hunt where the dramatics were stretched a bit too long but just in time the action kicks in and kicks in great. Furie is likely a one an done for most viewers but it’s worth it.