|Mandarin||Jí Dào Zhuī Zōng|
|Cantonese||Gik6 Dou6 Zeoi1 Zung1|
|Directed by||Ann Hui|
|Produced by||Eric Tsang|
|Screenplay by||Raymond To
|Music by||Wong Sze Yuen|
|Edited by||David Wu
Friend Cheers Limited
|Distributed by||Golden Harvest|
The inspiration of Zodiac Killers came from the case of a mainland Chinese female student studying abroad in Japan who died when she fell onto the tracks. Zodiac Killers is Hong Kong New Wave's representative Ann Hui's first attempt at making a commercial film, which, however, did not perform very well at the local box office. Even after finishing the film for a long time, no film producers came to her to make a film.
Hong Kong student Ben Lee becomes friends with his mainland Chinese classmate Chang Chih while studying abroad in Japan. Ben is unmotivated to study and only cares about money and on the other hand, whenever Chih encounters a Chinese person, he would ask whereabouts of his childhood sweetheart. Ming is also from Hong Kong and in order to elevate his social status, he becomes involved with a bar hostess and owner Yuriko, hoping to become Yakuza leader Yamada Ishikawa's brother in-law.
In Yuriko's bar, Ben encounters Chinese student Mang Tit Lan, who is there to earn some extra money, and falls in love with her at first sight but is not favored. Lan and her friend Mei Mei live with their guarantor and suffers a lot of humiliation.
Lan is in love with Hideyuki Asano, who works as Yamada's top assassin, who went to South America to kill Yamada's enemy, nut eventually came back to reunite with Lan. However, Yamada send his men to have Asano silenced and right before he dies, he asks Lan to expose Yamada to the police but Lan faces the underworld's pursue to kill her.
Since Lan's passport was detained by her guarantor, Ben had to help her sneak out of Japan on a boat, but the thugs arrive right after hearing the news. Ben and Lan attempt to leave the oppressing country.
- Andy Lau as Ben Lee
- Cherie Chung as Mang Tit Lan
- Junichi Ishida as Hideyuki Asano
- Kyoko Kishida Old geisha Miyako (cameo)
- Takazawa Zunko as Yuriko
- Yasuaki Kurata as Yamada Ishikawa (cameo)
- Tou Chung Hwa as Chang Chih
- Suen Pang as Ming
- Law Fei Yu as Harada
- Tsang Wai Fai as Mei Mei
- Red Dream (紅塵夢)
- Composer: Wong Sze Yuen
- Lyricist: Thomas Chow
- Singer: Andy Lau
Considering its large budget for this commercial film compared to Ann Hui's other art films, Zodiac Killers grossed a disappointing HK$9,081,083 during its theatrical run from 20 July to 8 August 1991 in Hong Kong.
Awards and nominations
- 28th Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards
- Nominated: Best Cinematography (David Chung)
- Nominated: Best Insert Music (Wong Sze Yuen)