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Tian tang kou (2007)

Set in Shanghai during the 1930s, the story is inspired by John Woo's classic work Bullet in the Head, released in 1990.

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(as Yili Chen)

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Ah Feng
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Da Gang
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Lulu (as Shu Qi)
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Xiao Hu
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Su Zhen (as Lulu Li)
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Boss Hong
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Mark
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Mei
Dian Lun Zhang ...
Xi Yan (as Zhang Dian Lun)
Jie Gao ...
Boss Chen (as Gao Jie)
Yong Xin Gui ...
Newspaper Boy (as Gui Yong Xin)
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Lulu's Maid (as Zhang Li Qiu)
Ren Yuen Wu ...
Hu's Father (as Wu Ren Yuen)
Xiao Hu Ding ...
Rickshaw Man (as Ding Xiao Hu)
Xiang Hu ...
Young Vietnamese Man (as Hu Xiang)
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Set in Shanghai during the 1930s, the story is inspired by John Woo's classic work Bullet in the Head, released in 1990.

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The days of innocence have passed. They must make their choices like men. But at what costs? Is blood really thicker than water?

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Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

16 August 2007 (China)  »

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Blood Brothers  »

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HKD 47,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Tian Tang Kou
Music by Kubert Leung
Lyrics by Francis Lee
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A real nice surprise
30 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

I got this movie very cheap together with a bunch of others. I want to explore new movies and maybe go into unknown territory. I take a chance. Often the movies are bland or just bad. Now and again I find a movie like this which makes up for all the others.

This movie tells a rather long story in a short time. Seeing all that happens, this movie could easily been an hour longer and still have been interesting. Where many other movies fail doing this. This works.

There are very many scenes and quite little dialogue (not too little though) and somehow it works. The scenes often has memorable details and what comes next is done in a lot better way than most American movies which are too much cliché or just too random.

The movie constantly has shades of innocence and darkness which makes it not fall into the pit of being too serious or too corny.

I thought the movie was okay at first but seeing how it went on and rarely was predictable made me respect it more and more for each scene. A real treat to watch.

When I soon saw the grade on IMDb has was very surprised. 5,5 / 10? That is a mediocre movie to me.. One of the others I have taken a chance for that left little impression. This has left me with a lot of impressions. I highly recommend this movie and I don't even know Chinese. Just watching via subtitles works very fine.


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