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A World Without Thieves (2004)
"Tian xia wu zei" (original title)

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A con-team couple (Andy Lau & Rene Liu) head west after taking a city businessman for his BMW. But an encounter with a naive young carpenter travelling home with his life savings challenges their fate as thieves.



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Credited cast:
Wang Bo
Rene Liu ...
Wang Li
Sha Gen
Xiao Ye
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wei Fan ...
Yuanzheng Feng ...
Thin robber
Biao Fu ...
General Manager Liu
Ka Tung Lam ...
Lei Lee
Mrs. Liu
Yong You ...
Thief Number Two
Public security Han
Ping Zong ...


Two grifters, Wang Bo and Wang Li, a couple who've been arguing, board a train in rural China. He wants to fleece a peasant, nicknamed Dumbo for his naiveté, who's carrying 60,000 yuan and trusts everyone. She wants to protect the hick kid, an act of expiation brought on by prayer and a visit to a temple. Also on board are one of more sets of thieves, including a calculating boss and his femme fatale. The boss wants to recruit Wang Bo, and a series of contests ensue, with the potential of turning deadly. While Li guards Dumbo from Bo and the others, can she and Bo sort out their relationship? And can Dumbo's simple spirituality touch anyone else? Written by <>

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Release Date:

9 December 2004 (China)  »

Also Known As:

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CNY 1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,672 (Hong Kong) (31 December 2004)


$630,969 (Hong Kong) (7 January 2005)

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Amazing story
7 May 2005 | by (China) – See all my reviews

I have seen this movie 'A world without thieves' for at least 5 time.I like it very very much! My reasons are as follows:

1.It is not only a Holiday movie that makes people laugh,but also it states a very moving love story which is just fantastic and makes you feel unbelievable at the depth of the story,I was far moved after I saw it at the cinema!Just meaningful! 2.Compared with other movies that appeared at the same time when 'A world without thieves' was released,Although this movie did not hit the first place in the box income,it was also presented several awards in some formal ceremony! 3.It is directed by one of the most famous directors in China,XIAOGANG FENG,and the leading actor ,actress,the supporting actors and actresses worked hand in hand and added more than the film itself into it! Just wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!Worth a see!!!!!!!!!

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