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Hak se wui (2005)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lok
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Big D (as Tony Leung Ka Fai)
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Jimmy
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Jet
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Kun (as Lam Ka Tung)
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Mr. So (as Cheung Siu Fai)
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Big Head (as Lam Suet)
Tian-Lin Wang ...
Uncle Teng (as Wong Tin Lam)
Bing-Man Tam ...
Uncle Cocky (as Tam Ping Man)
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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)
Shao-Peng Chen ...
Uncle Monk (as Chan Siu Pang)
Bun Yuen ...
Incense Master (as Yuen Bun)
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

20 October 2005 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Election  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Quentin Tarantino loved this film so much; his quote "The Best Film of the Year" is on this film's United States DVD cover. See more »

Quotes

Big D: [to Lok] Don't talk to me until you have the baton!
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Connections

Referenced in Sleeping Dogs (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

FOREVER SMILE
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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A skeptic convinced . . .
22 March 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I always thought this would be a long and boring Talking-Heads flick full of static interior takes, dude, I was wrong. "Election" is a highly fascinating and thoroughly captivating thriller-drama, taking a deep and realistic view behind the origins of Triads-Rituals. Characters are constantly on the move, and although as a viewer you kinda always remain an outsider, it's still possible to feel the suspense coming from certain decisions and ambitions of the characters. Furthermore Johnnie To succeeds in creating some truly opulent images due to meticulously composed lighting and atmospheric light-shadow contrasts. Although there's hardly any action, the ending is still shocking in it's ruthless depicting of brutality. Cool movie that deserves more attention, and I came to like the minimalistic acoustic guitar score quite a bit.


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