Election (2005)
"Hak se wui" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  20 October 2005 (Hong Kong)
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Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society.



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Credited cast:
Big D (as Tony Leung Ka Fai)
Jimmy Lee
Ka Tung Lam ...
Kun (as Lam Ka Tung)
Siu-Fai Cheung ...
Mr. So (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Suet Lam ...
Big Head (as Lam Suet)
Tian-Lin Wang ...
Uncle Teng Wai (as Wong Tin Lam)
Bing-Man Tam ...
Uncle Cocky (as Tam Ping Man)
Maggie Siu ...
Mrs. Big D (as Maggie Shiu)
David Chiang ...
Chief Superintendent Hui
Yong You ...
China Police Captain (as Yao Yung)
Chung Wang ...
Whistle (as Wong Chung)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Biu Law Che ...
Tally (as Paul Ng)
Shao-Peng Chen ...
Uncle Monk (as Chan Siu Pang)


Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society.

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Release Date:

20 October 2005 (Hong Kong)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$439,874 (Hong Kong) (28 October 2005)


$2,023,907 (Hong Kong) (18 November 2005)

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Did You Know?


The porcelain spoon eating scene was based on Suet Lam's real life experience in triads. See more »


Big D: [to Lok] Don't talk to me until you have the baton!
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Followed by Triad Election (2006) See more »


Performed by Chow Hsuan
Music/Lyrics by Chen Ge Xin
Licensed courtesy of EMI Music Hong Kong/EMI Music Publishing Hong Kong
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Above average gangster film
4 February 2012 | by (Helsinki) – See all my reviews

This film has its upsides. It's shot with style, the characters all feel unique and identifiable, the action scenes are really gruesome, violent and stylistic, the pacing is a bit slow yet it feels just right and in the end the story isn't half bad either. Unfortunately the movie has some flaws as well. The characters feel unique, but there's way too many of them. It took me easily two thirds of the film to just start recognizing different faces from one another and the movie didn't exactly help, as the two main characters were quickly referenced by name, but it wasn't made clear just who they were on the screen. Perhaps I had extra difficulty differentiating Asian faces from one another as a Caucasian, but the problem still remains.

Aside from that there weren't any major problems. The story itself was a bit weird, as there were many scenes where the movie just seemed to end - or at least it felt like it would be a suitable ending - but then the movie just continued. The actual ending was a bit surprising, but not in a bad way, really. Especially when one realized that the movie actually has a sequel.

All in all, it's a good gangster film. The actors are talented, the action works and the story is captivating.

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