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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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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
Jonathan Yat-Sing Lee ... Figo's son
Hugo Ng ... Target Brother (as Doi-yung Ng)

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
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 13 people found the following review useful.
Why so much flak for this film?, 14 July 2004
Author: Simon Booth from UK

Jiang Hu seems to have met with surprisingly negative reviews for a new, all-star very slick gangster movie out of Hong Kong. Not too long, most fans were complaining that HK seemed to have stopped making this type of film altogether (and swearing that if they saw another romcom with Sammi Cheng they'd kill someone) - then we get one of the most interesting gangster films for years and everybody bitches. Go figure :p

Anyway, I thought the film was very enjoyable, with buckets of style and an above-average focus on character development. It suffers in places from trying to be too clever/cool for its own good (the moving table cam near the end was just ridiculous), and there's some awful acting (Chapman To especially), but there was also a lot to like (Jacky and Andy's performances for instance) and I found it compelling and entertaining to watch.

It should be noted that the film apparently ran into some trouble with the censors, and was substantially cut prior to release. There's a bunch of deleted scenes on the 2nd disc in the Mei Ah DVD, but unfortunately without subtitles. There was one particular scene, with Edison Chen and a dog, that isn't listed in the deleted scenes menu. However, if you choose "Play All" and skip to the end, you can see the scene. It's actually very short and I don't think it needed to be cut, and it does significantly hurt the plot development.

Anyway, if you miss the stylish HK gangster films of yore, be sure to check out Jiang Hu. It may not be the best of them, but it's definitely worth your time.

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