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A War Named Desire (2000)
"Oi yue shing" (original title)

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Brilliant
12 February 2003 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies not for the faint-hearted, as a couple of the characters in the movie learn themselves. Triad/gangster movies have been around forever, but this is one of the best I've seen in a long while. And an outing to Thailand makes it even more worthwhile.

I can't say that I'm a fan of the genre and rarely watch such films, but the composition of this movie captured my attention and wouldn't let go. The on-screen presence of the characters is very powerful. Francis Ng and Daniel Chan work well together, although Chan sometimes seems uncomfortably quiet in his role. There are some extremely well-written and well-choreographed scenes. The scene where Francis Ng and Gigi Leung dance in the night club whilst in control of a shoot out was brilliantly done, and the finale was simply brilliant. A great plot, nicely placed twists and some adrenaline-loaded action, it's an enjoyment to watch.

Excitement, drama, cinematography, it had it all. A War Named Desire. A film worth watching.

One to watch for brilliance.


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