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Release Date:
20 October 2005 (Hong Kong) See more »
Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society. | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
12 wins & 16 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Great Depth See more (27 total) »


  (in credits order)

Simon Yam ... Lam Lok

Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Big D

Louis Koo ... Jimmy Lee

Nick Cheung ... Jet
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)
Chi Ping Cheung ... Uncle Dead Dog
Chi-Shing Chiu ... Long Hair (as Chiu Chi Shing)
Hoi Chau Ho ... Uncle Double East (as Ho Hoi Chau)
Robert Hung ... Sonny
Ching Kwan ... Brother Tung
Fung Kwok ... Fish Ball (as Kwok Fung)
Wing-cheong Law ... Four Eye
Jonathan Yat-Sing Lee ... Denny Lam (as Jonathan Lee)
Wen-wei Lin ... Sparky (as Lam Man Wai)
Ting Yip Ng ... Senior Inspector Tod (as Ng Yuk Sau)
Hsin Shen ... Uncle Long Gun (as Yuen-Yin Yu)
Pui Chung Tong ... Uncle Chiu Chow (as Tong Pui Chung)
Chi Wai Wong ... Blackie (as Wong Chi Wai)
Ho-Yin Wong ... Detective Wong (as Raymond Wong)
Sze Yan Wong ... Chak (as Wong Sze Wan)
Wah Wo Wong ... Triad Leader
Ronald Yan ... Senior Inspector Yu
Bo Yuen ... Dinosaur
Bun Yuen ... Incense Master (as Yuen Bun)
Kam Pong Chow ... Keung (uncredited)
Hoi-Pang Lo ... (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Johnnie To 
Writing credits
Nai-Hoi Yau (written by) (as Yau Nai Hoi) &
Tin-Shing Yip (written by) (as Yip Tin Shing)

Produced by
Catherine Chan .... production executive
Tiffany Chen .... administrative producer
Elos Gallo .... consulting producer
Maylie Ho .... administrative producer
Kok Leung Kuk .... line producer (as Kuk Kok Leung)
Dennis Law .... producer
Johnnie To .... producer
Original Music by
Tayu Lo  (as Lo Tayu)
Cinematography by
Siu-keung Cheng (director of photography) (as Cheng Siu Keung)
Film Editing by
Patrick Tam 
Art Direction by
Tony Yu 
Costume Design by
Stanley Cheung 
Makeup Department
Kit Ling Chan .... on-set dresser
Miko Chu .... makeup artist (as Mico Chu)
Rachel Kong .... hair stylist (as Rachel Kwong)
Production Management
Chi-Shing Chiu .... unit manager (as Chiu Chi Shing)
Elaine Chu .... project manager
Wan-San Ding .... production supervisor (as Ding Yuin Shan)
Jackson Ha .... production manager
Eric Huen .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wai Hung Chan .... assistant director (as Chan Wai Hung)
Wing-cheong Law .... associate director (as Law Wing Cheong)
Wing-cheong Law .... associate director (as Wing Cheong Law)
Art Department
Wing Kei Au .... property master (as Au Wing Kei)
Brian Lau .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Chun Wang Au .... foley artist (as Au Chun Wang)
King Fai Choy .... foley artist (as Choy King Fai)
Wing Hong Fung .... foley artist (as Fung Wing Hong)
Shek Key Kwong .... foley artist (as Kwong Shek Key)
Hon Chiu Lam .... foley artist (as Lam Hon Chiu)
Wai Shung Lam .... foley artist (as Lam Wai Shung)
Sin-kwok Lee .... location sound (as Lee Sin Kwok)
Charlie Lo .... sound designer
Charlie Lo .... sound editor
May Mok .... sound designer
May Mok .... sound mixer
Man Keung Ngai .... boom operator (as Ngai Man Keung)
Kwong Heung Yam .... foley artist (as Yam Kwong Heung)
Chi Man Yu .... foley artist (as Yu Chi Man)
Tomy Yu .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Peony Lam .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Pak Chung Kwan .... CGI animator (as Kwan Pak Chung)
Siu Lun Leung .... CGI animator (as Leung Siu Lun)
Stephen Ma .... visual effects supervisor
Lai Kuen Wong .... optical effects coordinator (as Wong Lai Kuen)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ting Fung Kwong .... best boy (as Kwong Ting Fong)
Hirotake Okazaki .... still photographer
Molly Siu .... making-of camera
Hung Mo To .... cinematographer: second unit (as To Hung Mo)
Leo Tsang .... making-of camera
Kwok Chiu Wu .... gaffer (as Wu Kwok Chiu)
Editorial Department
Simon Fung .... assistant editor
Cathy Lau .... post-production assistant
Calmen Lui .... post-production executive
Music Department
Andrew Chu .... music cabinet: Tang Lou
Barry Chung .... music cabinet: Tang Lou
K.Y. Yuen .... music cabinet: Tang Lou
Other crew
Charles Heung .... presenter
Ching Ting Law .... set runner (as Lu Ching Ting)
Dennis Law .... presenter
Andy Ma .... continuity
Po Sang Sie .... story consultant (as Sie Po Sang)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hak se wui" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Black Society" - Hong Kong (English title) (literal English title)
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France:101 min (Cannes Film Festival) | USA:100 min | China:85 min (cut version) | Argentina:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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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!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Boundless (2013)See more »


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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Great Depth, 23 June 2006
Author: NukedaFridge from United Kingdom

This film really deserves more recognition than its getting. It really is a stunning and rich portrayal of blood ties, favours and allegiances within the crime world. The film is shot beautifully and delves into all you're classic crime themes such as betrayal and power. This film is a movie goers film, it requires attention and understanding and rewards fully in the end. It is the godfather of hong kong and is a welcome change rather than another wire frame fighting, martial arts epic which seems to be the major contribution to the cinema world from hong kong and china. It features an arrangement of great characters, actors and development although is fair to say I had to watch it twice just to nail what was happening with some of the characters due to their being so many interactions in the film. ALl in all 8/10 Great plot characters but there are characters that don't stand out enough and the music didn't really get me going and at times i felt it didn't sync well with the action(there is action by the way) so it loses some points for that.

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