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Release Date:
20 October 2011 (Hong Kong) See more »
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Plot:
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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Awards:
13 wins & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Gritty, Brilliant, one of To's Best See more (9 total) »

Cast

 

Ching Wan Lau ... Panther
Wing-cheong Law ... Wing

Terence Yin ... Mr. Sung
Felix Wong ... Sum
Richie Ren ... Inspector Cheung
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Wah
Singh Hartihan Bitto ... Bank security guard
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Yuen
Vincent Sze
Siu-Kei Lee ... Brother Four
Chi Hung Ng ... Brother B
J.J. Jia ... Ms Ho
Stephanie Che ... Jackie
Myolie Wu ... Connie
Anson Leung
Wing-Cheung Cheung (as Chang Yung Cheung)
Hoi-Yiu Wong ... Dinner guest
Alan Chui Chung San ... Mr. Sung's bodyguard
Denise Ho ... Teresa
Bing-Man Tam ... Kwun
Chi-yin Wong ... Officier Lee
Stephen Au ... Inspector Cheung (voice)
Kitterick Yiu

Courtney Wu ... Car park security guard
Lora Lu
Yoyo Chen ... T.T. Chau
Fun Lo ... Landlady
Philip Keung ... Lung
Kwok-Wah Wong
Wai-Kin Chan
Hang Shuen So ... Ms Cheng
Ho Hing Fai
Kenneth Cheung
Candy Chiu
Wah-Shan Ng ... Restaurant manager
Chi-Shing Chiu ... Ponytail
Joyce Wong
Patricia Tang ... Receptionist
Wu Yuk Ping
Choi Tsz Kin
Yuen Yue Man
Lau Wai Yan
Kin Kwok Wong
Lo Keung
Lam Oi Ying
Gallan So
Hei-Loi Lo ... Kwun's wife
Hedy Chang
Eric Huen
Chin Yiu Wing
Ng Man Kai
Chong Man Hong
Ronald Yan ... Ho Sze-tung
Wai Leung Hung ... Waiter
Yiu Tong Lee
Chindy Lau ... Debbie
Kwan Wing Tung
Sze Kwan Ho

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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Debuted at the second spot of the Hong Kong box office and held the position in its second week.See more »

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Gritty, Brilliant, one of To's Best, 20 April 2012
Author: lyx-1 from Hong Kong

I really don't understand the low ratings for this superb film. This is one of the most brilliant films about the current state of the world as reflected in Hong Kong society I've seen, especially as an indictment against the financial markets and banks, as exemplified in the cold reptilian nature of the female banker. The non-plot is seamlessly woven, though there's a tribute to Kieslowski here, and To coaxed great performances from most of his cast. The interwoven lives are gripping in their own roller-coaster way, as fortunes ride up and down not unlike the stock market. The only disappointment for me was the ending - I did not expect that of To, but again, it could have been the nod to Kieslowski that he wrapped it up the way he did.

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