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Exiled (2006)
"Fong juk" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  19 October 2006 (Hong Kong)
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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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Blaze (as Anthony Wong)
Francis Ng ...
Tai
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Wo
Richie Jen ...
Sergeant Chen
Roy Cheung ...
Cat
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Jin
Suet Lam ...
Fat (as Lam Suet)
Ka Tung Lam ...
Boss Keung (as Lam Ka Tung)
Siu-Fai Cheung ...
Jeff (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Ellen Chan ...
Hooker
Bing-Man Tam ...
Uncle Fortune (as Tam Ping Man)
Shiu Hung Hui ...
Sergeant Shan (as Hui Siu Hung)
Ronald Yan ...
Underground Doctor
Wah Wo Wong ...
Sergeant Shan's driver (as Wong Wah Wo)
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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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Brotherhood, honor, loyalty, assassination - which one is the strongest? See more »

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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
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Performed and Composed by Diego Marulanda
2000
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great visuals overcome confusing narrative
19 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good luck trying to make any kind of sense out of "Exiled," a largely incoherent Chinese mob drama that at least boasts exquisite photography by Cheng Siu-Keung and uber-stylish direction by Johnnie To to hook and enthrall us. In fact, so riveting are the movie's visuals that you won't even mind that you can't tell who's who without a program or figure out how any of the characters are related to one another in the context of the narrative. It all has something to do with a gang of assassins trying to protect one of their own from the very mob boss who has sent them on a mission to take the man out - but I'll be damned if I can explain anything more that happens in the movie.

Suffice it to say that with its meticulously composed, wide screen framing, its stylized action scenes - kind of a cross between Quentin Tarentino and Robert Rodriguez - its visual correlatives, and its dark, velvety colors, the movie makes it hard for us to tear our eyes off the screen for a single second.

Almost a textbook case of style triumphing over substance, "Exiled" is a true cineaste's delight. And hang the story.


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