A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him.

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The time is 1998. The setting is Macau. Every living soul jumps at every chance to make quick money before the Portuguese colony ushers in a new era under the Chinese rule. For the jaded hit men, they wonder where this journey will end. Against this backdrop come two hit men from Hong Kong sent to take out a renegade member trying to turn over a new leaf with his wife and newborn baby. They soon find themselves in the throes of a dilemma when two of their former associates also show up, intent on thwarting them at every cost. Written by HKFlix

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Rated R for strong violence and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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HKD 35,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,351 (USA) (31 August 2007)

Gross:

$49,413 (USA) (14 September 2007)
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For the film, actress Josie Ho did not work with a script. Director Johnnie To wanted the actors to come to the set with their minds clean, so he could draw whatever he could on them. Ho did not find this method of improvisational acting difficult. See more »

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As Josie Ho's character is praying the rosary, she repeats the Our Father on the small beads when it should be the Hail Marys. See more »

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CAMILLE
Co-composed, Arranged, Orchestrated and Recorded by Guy Zerafa and Dave Klotz
From the recording entitled 'Azul'
Performed and Composed by Diego Marulanda
2000
Unpublished
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One of the best Heroic Bloodshed movies ever
15 April 2012 | by (North Cyprus) – See all my reviews

I did not know what to expect from Exiled when I have watched it for the first time in 2006 and it blew me away. After watching Johnnie To documentary - Johnnie Got His Gun, I have felt the need to watch it again.

As many reviews said before this one is Johnnie To's modern day western. Over the top violence (a door that keeps flying in the air by shooting, spurting blood) at a setting with no police around at all is the order of the day.

Nothing bad can be said about the cast of this movie. All the great guys from 1999's The Mission is here. Add Simon Yam to the mix and that is as good as it gets. Female character could be more beautiful but that's life.

The great cast from The Mission returns in this one.The story is simple but character development is somewhat shallow. With 15 more minutes of character development of good guys and the bad guys and this would be a classic.

As far as the shooting goes this is as good as it gets. Johnnie To is really master of its craft when it comes to movies with guns, lots of guns. The final shootout at the hotel is one of the best ever, competing with John Woo's Hard-Boiled which I think is the best movie ever.

If you love action movies with lots of guns blazing this is the movie for you.


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