Directed by Chris Nahon (Empire of the Wolves (2005) and Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)), and written and produced by Luc Besson. This film was conceived by Jet Li, and Besson filled in the rest, as they both had wanted to work together. It should be a load of cobblers, but it isn't, and it actually has a good plot, and some very violent yet well staged action sequences which add to the film's violent mood. When Chinese intelligence agent Liu Siu-jian (Jet Li) is sent to Paris to apprehend Chinese gangster Mr. Big (Ric Young), who has been smuggling heroin. Liu stays in Paris with his Uncle Tai (Burt Kwouk), and he meets French Inspector Jean-Pierre Richard (Tchéky Karyo) who briefs him on what's going to happen. What seems like a straight-up arrest turns into something deadly, when Mr. Big is stabbed by a prostitute and Richard frames Liu for it, Liu ends up on the run, and he ends up with American prostitute Jessica Kamen (Bridget Fonda), who has been heavily drugged, and her daughter has been held by Richard. So Liu decides to help her and clear his name. With this film, you could see where Taken (2008) came from (also produced and written by Besson), but this has some good set pieces, with the goodies and baddies using the streets of Paris as their battleground. It's a good old fashioned, cheesy action film, nothing complicated about it, although Fonda hasn't acted since it came out.