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A gang of pickpockets roam the streets of Hong Kong.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kei
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Chung Chun Lei
Ka Tung Lam ...
Bo (as Lam Ka Tung)
Hoi-Pang Lo ...
Mr. Fu Kim Tong (as Lo Hoi Pang)
Wing-cheong Law ...
Sak (as Law Wing Cheong)
Kenneth Cheung ...
Mac
Suet Lam ...
Lung (as Lam Suet)
Chun-shun Lo ...
Mr. Fu's Henchman (as Lo Chun Shun)
Jonathan Lee ...
Boy in Cap
Jackson Ha
Ka-kit Cheung ...
(as Jeff Cheung)
Wai Leung Hung ...
Policeman (as Hung Wai Leung)
Yee-Yee Yeung ...
(as Yeung Yee Yee)
Chiang Lo ...
Old Pickpocket (as Lo Hau Keung)
Chi Ping Cheung ...
Old Pickpocket (as Cheung Chi Ping)
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A gang of pickpockets roam the streets of Hong Kong.

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19 June 2008 (Hong Kong)  »

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Light plot. Nice images. Credible, complete? No
26 June 2008 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Thives with razors on their tongue, seemingly interesting characters. No credibility. I was reminded at all times that I was watching a movie. The lack of presence in characters and looseness between the scenes made me awfully aware about the acting. This is some times the case when a director makes something for himself and comes blind to his own work. He forgets to tell the audience the stories of the characters. Maybe he forgot the stories in his head. One is left to wander from image to image, carefully chosen pieces of Hong Kong city scape. Clever tricks and beautiful images though aren't enough to make the movie complete. Three years in making and it shows. Where is the focus? Scenes are loose and connection between feels like shorts put together without adding up or building anything. Johnnie To achieved a cool style but forgot the characters. I like fun light movies but with no connection to the characters and story, the movie left me numb. The Finale comes out of nowhere. The build is a joke.


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