A group of inept Mainland criminals botch a jewelry store robbery. The cops, led by the straight-laced Ken and the wise-cracking Sam, begin to investigate the case and quickly confuse the ... See full summary »
When Ah-Gou, a smalltime Hong Kong street rascal, visits a fortune teller and hears that soon he will face a life-changing choice, he surely can't imagine that his life reached a middle ... See full summary »
Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime Syndicates.
A corrupt cop named Sam handles negotiations between two Triad leaders who plan to join forces. However, he meets a suspicious bald man named Tony, who keeps following him around and disrupting his personal business.
Ching Wan Lau,
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung,
The secret world of contract killing comes to focus in the dark, comical tale of Hong Kong's triad. A lowlife gangster is offered a huge fee to commit a murder. He accepts, but there's a ... See full summary »
Three lazybones friends manufacture a firebomb and place it in a cinema. Pearl, a sadistic young girl, has observed the scene, follows the bombers and starts to manipulate them. The four criminals plan more and more daring acts.
Mild mannered businessman Anthony Wongs life is shattered when his pregnant wife is run over by a busy taxi driver. This and another incident with a sleazy cab driver causes Wong to go on a mission to kill bad taxi drivers.
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong,
One last dig at mainland China before the '97 handover of Hong Kong - only released a bit too late
Disarmingly downbeat and occasionally heavy-handed pre-handover scare flick—oddly released after the fact and to little effect—has mainland psycho Wu Chien-lien literally attempting to steal new lives in Hong Kong for herself and her husband (Moses Chan), a plan that involves destroying the life of a reclusive, lonesome cab driver (Wayne Lai). Undeniably intriguing allegory with Wu an absolutely ice-blooded villainess. Final ten minutes, during which the last pieces of the plan are literally put in place, are absolutely harrowing. Directorial debut of seasoned screenwriter Tsang, whose prior work on comedies, action movies and gangster dramas gave little hint of the unrepentant nihilism he indulges in here. Produced by Johnnie To—whose association with Tsang dates back over a decade—with apparently little love lost for Chinese mainlanders, who are painted here in strokes not dissimilar to Hollywood horror film hillbillies. This was the second film produced under To's new Milkyway Image production company, after BEYOND HYPOTHERMIA.
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