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20 October 2011 (Hong Kong) See more »
Three people - a criminal, a bank officer and a cop - end up in a catastrophic situation in the midst of a global economical crisis and are forced to betray any morals and principles to solve their financial problems. | Add synopsis »
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Ching Wan Lau ... Panther

Terence Yin ... Mr. Sung
Richie Ren ... Inspector Cheung
Wing-cheong Law ... Wing
Siu-Kei Lee ... Brother Four
Felix Wong ... Sum
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Yuen
Chi Hung Ng ... Brother B
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Wah
Denise Ho ... Teresa
J.J. Jia ... Ms Ho
Singh Hartihan Bitto ... Bank security guard
Myolie Wu ... Connie

Courtney Wu ... Car park security guard
Vincent Sze
Alan Chui Chung San ... Mr. Sung's bodyguard
Philip Keung ... Lung
Chi-yin Wong ... Officier Lee
Stephanie Che ... Jackie
Yoyo Chen ... T.T. Chau
Chi-Shing Chiu ... Ponytail
Anson Leung
Stephen Au ... Inspector Cheung (voice)
Fun Lo ... Landlady
Bing-Man Tam ... Kwun
Kin Kwok Wong
Hoi-Yiu Wong ... Dinner guest
Wing-Cheung Cheung (as Chang Yung Cheung)
Wai Leung Hung ... Waiter
Patricia Tang ... Receptionist
Wu Yuk Ping
Choi Tsz Kin
Yuen Yue Man
Lau Wai Yan
Lora Lu
Lo Keung
Lam Oi Ying
Gallan So
Wai-Kin Chan
Hei-Loi Lo ... Kwun's wife
Hang Shuen So ... Ms Cheng
Ho Hing Fai
Hedy Chang
Kenneth Cheung
Eric Huen
Chin Yiu Wing
Ng Man Kai
Candy Chiu
Wah-Shan Ng ... Restaurant manager
Kitterick Yiu
Chong Man Hong
Kwok-Wah Wong
Ronald Yan ... Ho Sze-tung
Yiu Tong Lee
Chindy Lau ... Debbie
Kwan Wing Tung
Sze Kwan Ho
Joyce Wong

Directed by
Johnnie To 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kin-Yee Au 
Ka-kit Cheung 
Ben Wong 
Nai-Hoi Yau 
Tin-Shing Yip 

Produced by
John Chong .... executive producer
Elaine Chu .... line producer
Shirley Lau .... administrative producer
Johnnie To .... producer
Cinematography by
Siu-keung Cheng (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David M. Richardson 
Production Design by
Sukie Yip 
Art Direction by
Sukie Yip 
Costume Design by
Sukie Yip 
Makeup Department
Kelly Chiu .... makeup artist
Jeff Li .... hair stylist
Production Management
Chi-Shing Chiu .... unit manager
Elaine Chu .... project manager
Wan-San Ding .... production supervisor (as Yuin Shan Ding)
Jackson Ha .... production manager
Eric Huen .... second unit produccion manager
Angel Tang .... assistant production manager
Chi Wai Yan .... second unit produccion manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Chan .... second assistant director
Jeff Cheung .... first assistant director
Cox Chong .... second assistant director
Chan Siu Hei .... second assistant director
Jack Lai .... second assistant director
Albert Kai-kwong Mak .... associate director (as Kai Kwong Mak)
Art Department
Ho-Kwan Au .... property master
Wai Chuen Cheung .... property master
Sound Department
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Sai-Tak Cheung .... boom operator
Benny Chu .... sound designer
Dario DiSanto .... foley editor
Kin-Fai Ng .... boom operator
Iain Pattison .... sound re-recording mixer
David M. Richardson .... sound supervisor
James Wallace .... sound designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Wing-Lok Ho .... key grip
Wai Leung Hung .... electrician
Kwok Kin Ip .... electrician
Pang Wai Kit .... still photographer
Ting Fung Kwong .... gaffer
Wai-Kwan Lau .... focus puller
Allen Leung .... still photographer
Wai Ming Leung .... electrician
Chan Ka Ling .... key grip
Cheng Kai Ming .... still photographer
Hung Mo To .... cinematographer
Egg Wong .... key grip
Shing Chung Wong .... focus puller
Kwok Chiu Wu .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kit Ling Chan .... dresser
Wong Mei Shin .... dresser
Lai Chin Yu .... dresser
Music Department
Xi Lin .... lyricist: theme song
Wei Yue .... composer: theme song
Other crew
John Chong .... presenter
Hak Lam .... set runner

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dyut meng gam" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Lethal Gold" - Hong Kong (English title) (literal title)
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107 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Hong Kong's submission to the 85th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.See more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
HK Neo Reviews: Life Without Principle, 29 October 2011
Author: ( from Australia

This is certainly a departure from Johnnie To's usual work, but nonetheless, it is a film that is easy to like and relate. With the Greek financial crisis as the backdrop for a story about greed, human nature and life. It is one of those films that does not feel like a complete episode, but rather the sums of its parts. What I like about To's film is that they are so efficient and there is also recurring themes in all his films – life is about taking chances, random events of luck, expect the unexpected and the human nature of greed. His ability to present simple stories into a smooth cinematic experience is simply wonderful to endure. Although the film breaks no new grounds on the topic of greed in the financial market and especially Hong Kong people, it is still a worthy addition to 2011's HK cinema. Perhaps two words that best describe this film would be - simple and efficient. After all, as Mr. Geeko used to say - "Greed is good"...

Neo rates it 7.5/10


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