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Vengeance (2009)
"Fuk sau" (original title)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  20 May 2009 (France)
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A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Hong Kong, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia.

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In Macau, a family is attacked by three killers and only the wife survives severely wounded. Her father, the French chef Francis Costello, travels to Macau to visit his daughter in the hospital and steals the photos of his daughter, her husband and two children from the police department to seek revenge against the killers. Costello stumbles with the independent hit-men Kwai, Chu and Fat Lok that are under contract with the mobster George Fung at his hotel and he hires the trio to hunt down the killer of his daughter's family. They locate the killers in Hong Kong and they travel to kill them. But they have a surprise when they discover who ordered to kill the family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Alain Delon was originally attached but pulled out due to his dissatisfaction with the script. The producers then suggested Johnny Hallyday, whom Johnnie To had never heard of. See more »

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In the final confrontation scene when Costello attacks in the Cafe, starts the action in the light of day, it seems at noon or sunset. Then when the bad guy escapes with his guards, appear in an alley, in total darkness, suddenly it got dark. See more »

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Costello: This jacket belongs to you!
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Boring what is the plot? Who cares? Avoid Evitez Mal Non
16 June 2013 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

Initial camera work looked promising but this is movie is so boring and the plot consisting almost entirely of gun battles and gore.

The story: Johnny Halladay 68 (French crooner from 60s) has a family in Macau or Hong Kong who is massacred by a thug. To get vengeance (title) Halladay recruits some thugs of his own. Turns out he used to be in the French underworld no doubt a Corsican (Contelli his name) and knows how to go about this business. Halladay at 68 looks like nothing else on the planet earth thanks to plastic surgery dye and make up. The plot is nothing but a series of shoot out and pulling bullets out of people.

Don't waste your time. In addition closed captioning would have helped a lot to follow this thing as Halladay's and his oriental cohorts' English was not the easiest to decipher--at least on an average TV.

The cinematography of these HK cheapo movies has improved greatly but the writers have not.

I finally fast forwarded it about a third the way through but why bother it just makes the incomprehensible totally opaque.. UNPLUG IT.

Avoid avoid avoid. Evitez Evitez Evitez--mal mal mal...non non non...

DO NOT RECOMMEND


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