HDV | COLOUR | 74 mins
A science-fiction adaptation of the traditional Asian stories of the Monkey King, combined with Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the film has been described as a sensory experience rather than a narrative one and is 'an intense trip into a stunning visual and auditory dreamworld' ( Steven Galvin, Editor, FilmIreland )..
The film tells the story of a young boy, who witnesses a failed assassination attempt at an airport on the island of Hai-Wan.The assassin, a young woman called Mei, abducts the boy and brings him to her superior, the Metal Dragon. The Metal Dragon is the last of an old order of immortals living secretly in Hai-Wan. He resides on the top floor of the Gold Hotel, from where, via ‘all-seeing’ security surveillance, he presides over the four dragons of the island’s districts. These dragons are mortal men. Despite Mei’s objections the Metal Dragon imparts the secret of long life to the boy before banishing him onto the streets of Hai-Wan.
Featuring: JUNSHI MURAKAMI, MONA GAMIL, DOMINIQUE MONOT, FIONNUALA COLLINS