The Peace Hotel (1995)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Hybrid Western, Melodrama  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong  |  
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A criminal, known only as "The King of Killers" (Chow Yun-Fat, in a possible nod to his famous role as the God of Gamblers), is guilt-ridden over his violent past and establishes the Peace Hotel, a refuge with a promise of sanctuary to those in need. When he takes in a woman with a troubled past, he must fight to keep that promise when a gang of vicious criminals comes after the woman. The protagonist is the quintessential Yun-Fat character, a killer haunted by remorse, in this action-packed take on the western genre. Peace Hotel is the last Hong Kong film that would feature Yun-Fat before his re-emergence in Hollywood in 1998 with The Replacement Killers.

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gang-violence, killer, remorse, sanctuary