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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:
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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20 October 2005 (Hong Kong)  »

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


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

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Big D: [to Lok] Don't talk to me until you have the baton!
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Performed by Silver
Lyrics by Lix Xi
Music by Ta-yu Lo
Arrangement: Barry Chung
Produced by Ta-yu Lo
Recording & Mixing Studio: Tang Lou
O.P.. EMI Music Publishing (S.E. Asia Limited, Taiwan Branch)/Music Factory Publishing Ltd.
S.P.: EMI Music Publishing Hong Kong/Warner-Chappell Music Taiwan Ltd.
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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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