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Director:
Writers:
Nai-Hoi Yau (written by) and
Tin-Shing Yip (written by)
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Release Date:
27 April 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Even a criminal can serve his country
Plot:
As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
May be the best film on Triads ever made See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Louis Koo ... Jimmy Lee

Simon Yam ... Lam Lok

Nick Cheung ... Jet
Ka Tung Lam ... Kun (as Lam Ka Tung)
Suet Lam ... Big Head (as Lam Suet)
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Mr. So (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Tian-Lin Wang ... Uncle Teng Wai (as Wong Tin Lam)
Mark Cheng ... Bo
Bing-Man Tam ... Uncle Cocky (as Tam Ping Man)
Yue-Tong Pan ... Janice (as Pauline Pan)

Andy On ... Lik
Yong You ... Black Ren / Chinese Security Bureau Chief (as Yao Yung)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brenda Chan (as Kwai-fan Chan)
Siu Kai Chan ... Brother Kin (as Chan Siu Kai)
Siu-Pang Chan ... Uncle Monk
Yung Cheung Chan (as Chan Yung Cheung)
Chi Ping Cheung ... Uncle Dead Dog (as Cheung Chi Ping)
Mo-Hau Cheung ... Mr. Shu (as Albert Cheung)
Chi-Shing Chiu ... Long Hair (as Chiu Chi Shing)
Alan Chui Chung San ... Uncle Tank (as Tsui Chung Shun)
Man Kit Fan ... Lok's henchman (as Fan Man Kit)
Ching Ting Law ... Jimmy's driver (as Lu Ching Ting)
Jonathan Lee ... Denny Lam
Fa Yuan Li ... Lok's henchman (as Lee Fat Yuen)
Chun Pong Ling (as Ling Chun Pong)
Chiang Lo ... Brother Snake (as Law Keung)
Shing Lun Mok (as Mok Shing Lun)
Hsin Shen ... Uncle Long Gun (as Yuen-Yin Yu)
Pui Chung Tong ... Uncle Chiu Chow (as Tong Pui Chung)
Sze Yan Wong ... Chak (as Wong Sze Yan)
Bun Yuen ... Incense Master (as Yuen Bun)
Jianjun Zhou ... Section Chief Ho (as Zhou Jian Jun)

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

Nai-Hoi Yau  characters (uncredited)
Tin-Shing Yip  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Catherine Chan .... production executive
Tiffany Chen .... administrative producer
Elos Gallo .... consultant producer
Charles Heung .... executive producer
Kok Leung Kuk .... line producer (as Kuk Kok Leung)
Dennis Law .... executive producer
Dennis Law .... producer
Johnnie To .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Ellis-Geiger 
 
Cinematography by
Siu-keung Cheng (director of photography) (as Cheng Siu Keung)
 
Film Editing by
Ka-kit Cheung  (as Jeff Cheung)
Wing-cheong Law  (as Law Wing Cheong)
 
Art Direction by
Tony Yu 
 
Costume Design by
Stanley Cheung 
 
Makeup Department
Kit Ling Chan .... on-set dresser (as Chan Kit Ling)
Miko Chu .... makeup artist (as Midco Chu)
Rachel Kong .... hair stylist
Joe Kwong .... hair stylist
Yun-Ling Man .... makeup artist (as Man Yuen Ling)
 
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
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wai Hung Chan .... assistant director (as Chan Wai Hung)
Ka-kit Cheung .... assistant director (as Jeff Cheung)
Wing-cheong Law .... associate director (as Law Wing Cheong)
 
Art Department
Wing Kei Au .... property master (as Au Wing Kei)
Kin Wah Ko .... property master (as Ko Kin Wah)
Brian Lau .... assistant art director
Kwok On Lau .... property master (as Lau Kwok On)
 
Sound Department
Tony Cheng .... location sound
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)
Chun Ming Wong .... boom operator (as Wong Chun Ming)
Tomy Yu .... foley artist (as Tommy Yu)
 
Visual Effects by
Pak Chung Kwan .... CGI animator (as Kwan Pak Chung)
Peony Lam .... visual effects coordinator
Siu Lun Leung .... CGI animator (as Leung Siu Lun)
Stephen Ma .... visual effects supervisor
Lai Kuen Wong .... optical effects coordinator (as Wong Lai Kuen)
 
Stunts
Chun Pong Ling .... stunt coordinator (as Ling Chun Pong)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tsz Pun Ko .... making-of camera (as Ko Tsz Pun)
Ting Fung Kwong .... best boy (as Kwong Ting Fong)
Hirotake Okazaki .... still photographer
Hung Mo To .... cinematographer: second unit (as To Hung Mo)
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
Charles C.W. Chan .... music editor
 
Other crew
Hiu Tao An .... dubbing coach: Mandarin (as An Hiu Tao)
Ching Ting Law .... set runner (as Lu Ching Ting)
Wing-cheong Law .... associate director
Andy Ma .... continuity
Po Sang Sie .... story consultant (as Sie Po Sang)
 
Thanks
Tayu Lo .... special thanks (as Lo Tayu)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hak se wui yi wo wai kwai" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Black Society 2: Triads Value Peace Most" - Hong Kong (English title) (literal title)
"Election 2" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
"Election 2: Harmony Is a Virtue" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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Runtime:
92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The film was shown Out of Competition (midnight screening) at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. The film was shown in Grand Theatre Lumiere, the most prestigious theater at Cannes.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Jet is attacking Long Hair from behind with a machete, he slices his neck but there is no blood on the blade, and Long Hair is not bleeding out from his wound.See more »
Quotes:
Mr. Shi:From now on, you're welcome in China as tourists. But you can't do business here.
Jimmy:Why?
Mr. Shi:It's our policy.
Jimmy:Mr. Shu is also a gangster. Why can he do business in China?
Mr. Shi:We made a deal, and he's a patriot.
Jimmy:I can make you a deal. I can be a patriot.
Mr. Shi:What's your rank in Wo Sing? Not its Chairman?
Jimmy:If I run for Chairman, will you give me what I want?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Johnnie Got His Gun! (2010)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
May be the best film on Triads ever made, 2 October 2013
Author: khun-marcus from somewhere out there

Johnnie To's "Election 2" (AKA "Triad Election") not only continues the story of the characters set in the first "Election," but it is such a superlative film compared to its predecessor that it can rightfully stand on its own as a masterpiece of the genre. It's time for the underground Wo Sing Society to pick a new chairman, and the top contender to the throne is the successful businessman Jimmy. We follow him battle for position and leverage, like a high stakes game of chess, against the reigning chairman Lok. Spanning a mere 90 minutes, To directs with great attention to detail and characters, and with not a single frame wasted or in excess. We come to root for Jimmy (if not completely approving of his heinous actions) as he navigates, with both mental and physical prowess, the treacherous underworld of Hong Kong, filled with snitches, hit men, and the most formidable of all, the Machiavellian Lok himself.

One of the busiest and most versatile directors, Johnnie To has made some good, and even great films in the past, but here he has outdone himself in what is probably his masterpiece ("Drug War" is a strong contender for that title as well). The storytelling, cinematography, and the beautiful score by Lo Tayu all add up to a memorable cinematic effect. "Election 2" sets a gold standard for sequels, as it does not require the viewer (though it would be helpful) to view the first "Election" to follow, rather crafting its own story, not derivative but superior to the first. Its conclusion is masterful as well, leaving us with desire to see a continuation of this series. It also lends insight into the operation of mafias in Hong Kong (the beginning sequence plays out like a quick history lesson on the formation, and rules, of underground societies). Finally, it serves as a brilliant political allegory for the dueling that cunning politicians must engage in to win at any and all costs; and how the line between a politician and a gangster is a very thin one. If you're a fan of gangster/organized crime films, "Election 2" is a must have in your collection, to date the greatest film on organized crime in Hong Kong I've seen. And if anyone has any doubts about the legitimacy of this film, I was introduced to this film from someone who was involved with underground activities in Asia…which is all I will mention about that!

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