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A corrupt cop named Sam handles negotiations between two Triad leaders who plan to join forces. However, he meets a suspicious bald man named Tony, who keeps following him around and disrupting his personal business.
Ching Wan Lau,
Tony Chiu Wai Leung,
A gritty view of the Hong Kong Triad, it graphically illustrates the meaning of "Face" and the consequences of this moral ethic. Whether or not the gangs abide by the rules presented here, or if the gang structures exist as presented, or the cops behave with such unrestrained arrogance is not the issue. It just feels so real. It's the HK equivalent of Goodfellas.
Contributing to produce this realism is the general interaction of the characters to each other and the world about them. Nice touches are the moments of filial respect with no words spoken and subtle gestures which speak volumes. If you can set aside the clownish fight scenes, this is a good way of seeing into the Chinese psyche.
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