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Triad Election (2006) More at IMDbPro »Hak se wui yi wo wai kwai (original title)


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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 »
NewsDesk:
(28 articles)
User Reviews:
Johnnie To on top form 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)
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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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Did You Know?

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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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Johnnie To on top form, 21 October 2006
Author: TrevorAclea from London, England

The ever-reliable Johnnie To's Election 2: Harmony is a Virtue is in many ways more impressive and definitely more ambitious than its predecessor even though it lacks its relentless forward momentum. Where the first film was a literal relay race, this is more of a distance event, but it's a much more engrossing look at the nature and politics of corruption. It does amp up the violence from the first film, particularly in one literally grinding sequence, but it never deteriorates into a gore show, focusing less on Simon Yam's Triad chairman after a second term than reluctant contender Louis Koo, contrasting the one's troubled relationship with his son (who qualified for a lifetime in therapy at the end of the first film) with the other's hopes for his future offspring. It ends with the possibility of hope for one son but the certainty of damnation for another that hasn't even been born, the film bookended by scenes at the same location, the first full of sunlight and promise and confidence, the second dark and cloudy as one character finds that the price of respectability is the very violent life he wants to turn his back on. It's also surprisingly critical of the corruption in the Chinese government, implying that its collusion with Triad gangsters goes way beyond mere backhanders but is actually a deliberate part of government policy as a means of exerting social control in Hong Kong through close ties with organised crime – a particularly perverse irony considering the Triads' origins as political rebels exiled from the mainland who became corrupted by crime. Unsurprisingly, it seems to have been banned in Mainland China.

Incidentally, although there is talk of a longer version existing because of three striking scenes in the film's trailers (including a Chinese execution, the open grave of the first film's last victim and a funeral), an interview on the 2-disc Panorama DVD reveals that these scenes were cut by To prior to release.

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