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Vengeance -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Ka-Fai Wai (screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 May 2009 (France) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
(54 articles)
Where are the older film leads in Hollywood?
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 31 December 2009, 2:30 PM, PST)

Todd's Top And Bottom of 2009, Plus Directors To Watch For!
 (From Twitch. 31 December 2009, 7:12 AM, PST)

Vengeance (2009) Movie Review
 (From Beyond Hollywood. 22 December 2009, 10:28 AM, PST)

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Boring what is the plot? Who cares? Avoid Evitez Mal Non See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Johnny Hallyday ... Costello

Sylvie Testud ... Irene Thompson

Anthony Wong Chau-Sang ... Kwai
Ka Tung Lam ... Chu
Suet Lam ... Fat Lok

Simon Yam ... George Fung
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Wolf
Felix Wong ... Python
Ting Yip Ng ... Crow
Maggie Siu ... Madam Wong
Vincent Sze ... Mr. Thompson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Conroy Chan Chi-Chung ... Fat Lok (voice: English version)
Kim-Fai Che
Gwendolyn Chen ... Mrs. Fung
Chi Ping Cheung
Farini Cheung ... Tony's wife
Wing-Cheung Cheung
Chi Shung Chu
Cho-kuen Chu
Alan Chui Chung San ... Fung's bodyguard
Shui-Fan Fung ... Tony
Kawing ... Python's wife (as Karen Chan)
Yiu Man Kee
Elena Kong ... Wolf's wife
Jo Kuk ... Crow's wife
Florence Kwok ... Madam Wong (voice: English version)
Jack Lai
Wai Lam ... Bodyguard having affair with Fung's wife
Wing-cheong Law ... Old Five
Sing Hong Leung
Haitao Li
Hau Keung Lo
Ching Ting Lu
Chi Wai Wong ... Killer
Wah Wo Wong ... Taxi Driver
Michelle Ye ... Big Mama
Tin Hung Yee ... Fung's bodyguard

Terence Yin ... Chu (voice: English version)

Directed by
Johnnie To 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ka-Fai Wai  screenplay

Produced by
William Cheng .... line producer
John Chong .... producer
Elaine Chu .... line producer
Wan-San Ding .... associate producer (as Yuin Shan Ding)
Peter Lam .... producer
Laurent Pétin .... producer
Michèle Pétin .... producer
Johnnie To .... producer
Ka-Fai Wai .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tayu Lo 
 
Cinematography by
Siu-keung Cheng (director of photography)
Hung Mo To 
 
Film Editing by
David M. Richardson 
 
Art Direction by
Silver Cheung 
 
Costume Design by
Stanley Cheung 
 
Production Management
Jackson Ha .... production manager
Christie Lee .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ka-kit Cheung .... assistant director (as Jeff Cheung)
 
Art Department
Wai Chuen Cheung .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Steve Chan .... sound
Martin Richard Chappell .... supervising sound editor
Torsten Zumhof .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Ken Law .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Chung Chi Li .... action choreographer
Jack Wong Wai Leung .... assistant action choreographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kar Yan Yip .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Edwin Van Huizen .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Other crew
Christie Lee .... production assistant
Angel Tang .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fuk sau" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Revenge" - Hong Kong (English title) (literal English title)
"Shooting in the Cold Rain, a Gun for Promise" - Japan (English title) (informal literal title)
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Runtime:
108 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Crow's wife:[about hit men] Those guys... you now them?
Crow:Barely. We met at work.
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Movie Connections:
References The Samurai (1967)See more »

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Boring what is the plot? Who cares? Avoid Evitez Mal Non, 16 June 2013
Author: Movie Critic from Peru

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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