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Protégé (2007)

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A special agent has for 8 years been deep undercover in Asia's lucrative organized crime trade as he plays protégé to one of the key players, Banker. Nick now has but he has started to feel loyalty to his new environment, and to the money.

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(as Derek Yee)

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(as Derek Yee), (additional writing) (as Long Man Hong) | 1 more credit »
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Fan (as Zhang Jing Chu)
Anita Yuen ...
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General Chachai (as Nirut Sirijanya)
Mei-tian He ...
Quin's Sister-in-law (as He Mei Tian)
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Head of Customs Officers (as Liu Kai Chi)
Cheong Cheung ...
Drug Factory Helper (as Cheung Cheong)
Tung-Shing Yee ...
Officer Miu Chi-wah (as Derek Yee)
Tak-Cheung Tang ...
Quin's Drug Chef (as Tang Tak)
Bo Yuen ...
Cal (as Yuen Po)
Tsz Tung Tsei ...
Fan's Daughter (as Tsei Tsz Tung)
Christina Tang ...
Quin's Elder Daughter
Kylie Wong ...
Quin's Younger Daughter
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A special agent has for 8 years been deep undercover in Asia's lucrative organized crime trade as he plays protégé to one of the key players, Banker. Nick now has but he has started to feel loyalty to his new environment, and to the money.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for drug content, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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13 February 2007 (Hong Kong)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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You don't have to like Chinese films to appreciate this.
31 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in the Hong Kong IFC mall before I got the train to the airport. It is one of the best films I have ever seen. I am a huge Daniel Wu fan anyway, and I related to his relationship with his smack-head neighbour straight away, having lived with a smack-head with a little daughter. Some of the "it's not my fault" statements by the neighbour and her slimy husband seemed very familiar to me. Judging by the reaction of other (Chinese) people in the cinema, it was familiar to them as well. I expect this film to be available soon on DVD. When it does I will buy it instantly. I can recommend it totally to any HK film fan, and to anyone else who appreciates films that make you think.


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