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Director:
Writers:
Ching-Po Wong (story)
Chi-long To (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 May 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Plot:
When Triad leader Hung's wife gives birth to a baby boy, Hung considers leaving the world of the gangsters... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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(8 articles)
User Reviews:
What is the film really about??? See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Andy Lau ... Hung Yan-jau
Jacky Cheung ... Left-Hand

Shawn Yue ... Wing

Edison Chen ... Turbo
Chien-Lien Wu ... Emily Hung

Eric Tsang ... Tall Man
Norman Chu ... Big Lungs
Yuan Lin ... Yoyo
Kiu Wai Miu ... Figo
Kara Hui ... Wing's Mother
Ka Tung Lam ... Shing (as Gordon Lam)
Suet Lam ... Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donna Chu ... Figo's Wife
Ping Ha ... Left-Hand's Mum
Tony Ho ... Brother Lin
Yau-Kuen Law
Alice Lee ... Mistress
Doi-yung Ng ... Target Brother

Chapman To ... Brother To
Ching Wong ... Old Hui
Shu Tong Wong ... Ming
Yat Tung Wong ... Gorgeous

Courtney Wu ... Party guest

Directed by
Ching-Po Wong 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chi-long To  screenplay
Chi-long To  story (as To Chi Long)
Ching-Po Wong  story (as Wong Ching Po)

Produced by
Chi-leung Chan .... administrative producer (as Ziliang Chen)
Esther Koo .... administrative producer
Andy Lau .... executive producer
Herman Peng .... line producer
Alan Tam .... executive producer
Eric Tsang .... producer (as Eric Tsang Chi Wai)
 
Original Music by
Mark Lui 
 
Cinematography by
Charlie Lam 
Kenny Lam 
 
Film Editing by
Curran Pang  (as Pang Ching Hei)
 
Production Design by
Yank Wong 
 
Art Direction by
Ching Lam  (as Lam Ching)
 
Costume Design by
Petra Kwok 
 
Production Management
Virginia Chan .... production manager
Ray Pang .... production manager
Man-ching Wong .... production supervisor (as Wong Man Ching)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wai-Ban Chan .... assistant director (as Ray Chan)
Eddy Yeung .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Wai Chuen Cheung .... props (as Cheung Wai Chuen)
 
Stunts
Wei Tung .... stunt choreographer
 
Other crew
John Chong .... co-presenter
Andy Lau .... presenter
Kwok-leung Lee .... production assistant
Bruce Ren .... co-presenter
Alan Tam .... presenter
Wei Tung .... action choreographer (as Tung Wai)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gong woo" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Blood Brothers" - Singapore (English title) (imdb display title)
"Left Hand" - Canada (English title) (festival title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
What is the film really about???, 14 September 2004
Author: gazebo from New York City

First of all, I have to say, the acting in this film is aces! Andy Lau and Jacky Cheung are terrific as two best friends who are powerful gangsters. Edison Cheng and Shawn Yue are also very engaging to watch as two young men involved in the gangster underworld. The scenes, the camera work, the peculiarly cheery music playing in the background all add to the pure visual pleasure. This is a great stylish looking film. One of the most watchable scenes in this movie was simply Andy Lau's character and Jacky Cheung's character having a meal in an empty, elegant Italian restaurant. These two actors play off each other very well. It was riviting to watch them talk to each other.

But the story? I had trouble figuring out the story. I rented this movie without English subtitles and my understanding of cantonese is very general.

I watched it twice to figure out everything. The twist in the end is surprising but not very satisfying.

What I got from this movie was this: this is not really a typical Hong Kong gangster film. This film is really about the deep friendship and love (I mean the platonic kind) between two good friends.

Is this film worth watching? Absolutely. Is the story good? So so. Even though I was not particularly satisfied with the ending, I still think it's a film worth watching and enjoying.

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