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Sparrow (2008)
"Man jeuk" (original title)

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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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Release Date:

19 June 2008 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

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$800,000 (estimated)
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The title, Man jeuk which means Sparrow in Cantonese, is a slang for pickpockets who are very good at what their job. See more »

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To Light
15 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Although it is by no way, near To's best work, it is still a lot better than the best many other directors have ever achieved. And just because To tries something lighter (story-wise, violence-wise, although the latter isn't really happening), it doesn't mean it has to be bad.

Of course the To fan, might expect something else. But this is more a love story, even in the more important moments, it goes a completely different route, than one might expect. One particular action scene is more or less choreographed like a musical number (kind of "Singin in the rain" literally ;o) ). Talking about/of music, there are a few people who might be put off by the music. But I felt it suited the movie very good!


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