Director: Ko Chi-bun / Ricky Ko
Once famous for his quick blade, a retired assassin can no longer earn a living with his cut-throat skills. Summoned again, he partners with his chauffeur to carry out special missions – fulfilling the wishes of old people looking to kill themselves. When commissioned by a young girl who has been deserted by her parents and her lover, the “Elderly’s Angel” squad finds an arresting way to complete their task. New director Ricky Ko talks about the loneliness and depression of the elderly in a black comedy that isn’t precisely comical.
Ricky Ko is a Hong Kong director and actor. He served as executive director for a number of acclaimed films including All’s Well, Ends Well Too 2010 (2010), Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013), Project Gutenberg (2018) and The New King of Comedy (2019). He also worked in Angel Whispers (2015), among other movies. Time is his directorial debut.