Asian Cinema

The 'Asian' category in the Alice library represents a collection of countries generally thought of as Asian but excluding China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and India. Alice has a large enough collection of films from these countries for them to have categories of their own. Here you will find films from Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore and even Mongolia. Check the 'By Country' option on the menu to the left for films from a specific country.

13: Game of Death (2005)

Director: Chukiat Sakveerakul, Stewart St John
Starring: Krissada Terrence, Achita Wuthinounsurasit, Sarunyoo Wongkrachang, Nattapong Aru...

Pusit is deep in debt, he's just lost his job, his girlfriend and his car, so when a mysterious cell phone caller offers him $100 million to feature i... Read more

15 (2003)

Director: Royston Tan
Starring: Melvin Chen, Melvin Lee, Erick Chun, Vynn Soh, Shaun Tan

Singapore too squeaky clean for street kids? Director Royston Tan would disagree, as would his cast of real-life delinquents, many of whom are now mi... Read more

3 Extremes (2004)

Director: Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park, Fruit Chan
Starring: Kyoko Hasegawa, Atsuro Watabe, Byung-hun Lee, Won-hee Lim, Hye-jeong Kang, Jung-...

Three of Asia's hottest directors join forces for this horror triple. Hong Kong's Fruit Chan, Korea's Park Chan-wook and Japan's Takashi Miike each co... Read more

3 Extremes 2 (2002)

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Kim Jee-Woon, Nonzee Nimibutr
Starring: Hye-su Kim, Bo-seok Jeong, Suwinit Panjamawat, Leon Lai, Eric Tsang, Eugenia Yua...

Another collection of three chilling shorts from innovative Asian directors. From Korea Ji-woon Kim's, 'Memories' is about a woman (Hye-su Kim) who w... Read more

A Brighter Summer Day (Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian) (1991)

Director: Edward Yang
Starring: Elaine Jin, Jonathan Chang

Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an uncl... Read more

Bang Rajan (2000)

Director: Thanit Jitnukul
Starring: Winai Kraibutr, Jaran Ngamdee, Chumphorn Thepphithak, Suntharee Maila-Or

A blockbuster epic from Thailand based on the 1765 invasion by Burma. The only thing standing between the Burmese Army and the (then Siamese) capital... Read more

Bangkok Dangerous (2000)

Director: Danny Pang, Oxide Pang
Starring: Pavarit Mongkolpisit, Premsinee Ratanasopha

Kong, a professional killer, has been mute since childhood. He plies the city's bitterest streets, with silence his only response to the killings and... Read more

Beautiful Boxer (2003)

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Starring: Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatri, Orn-anong Panyawong, Kyoko Inoue, Sitiporn Niyom

A stylish, powerful and poignant blend of testosterone and oestragen telling the true story of Nang Toom, a delicate boy who felt out of place in his... Read more

Born to Fight (2004)

Director: Panna Rittikrai
Starring: Chattapong Pantanaunkul

The writer and fight choreographer from 'Ong Bak' directs this martial arts tour de force about a group of Thai athletes (played by actual Thai athlet... Read more

Cemetery of Splendour (2015)

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Starring: Petchthai Wongkamlao, Banlop Lomnoi

In rural Thailand, a community sets up a makeshift hospital to care for a cadre of soldiers stricken with a mysterious sleeping sickness. A volunteer... Read more