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One Nite in Mongkok (2004)

Wong Gok hak yeh (original title)
Hong Kong nihilism. December 22, a street quarrel leads to the death of a gang leader's son. Next day, he seeks revenge on his brother, a rival boss. He calls on Liu, a fixer, to import a ... See full summary »

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Tung-Shing Yee (as Derek Yee)

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Tung-Shing Yee (as Derek Yee)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Wu ... Lai-fu
Cecilia Cheung ... Dandan (as Cecelia Cheung)
Alex Fong ... Milo
Kar Lok Chin ... Brandon (as Chin Ka Lok)
Anson Leung ... Ben
Suet Lam ... Liu (as Lam Suet)
Ken Wong ... Wilson
Na Tsui ... Liu's Wife (as Tsui Mei Na)
Paul Che ... Shitty Kong (as Paul Car)
Alexander Chan ... Walter (as Chan Mong Wah)
Tommy Yuen ... Franky's Thug
Eddie Pang ... Tiger
Christie Fung ... Sue
Henry Fong ... Carl
Limin Sun ... Tim (as Suen Limin)
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Hong Kong nihilism. December 22, a street quarrel leads to the death of a gang leader's son. Next day, he seeks revenge on his brother, a rival boss. He calls on Liu, a fixer, to import a hit man from the mainland. Lai Fu, a tough and youthful hick, arrives with a day pass. The cops, led by the morose Milo, hear about the killer; they open a full-scale Christmas Eve operation to find the warring brothers and Lai Fu. Lai Fu rescues a hooker, Dan Dan, from a sadist and asks her to help him find his way around Mongkok. By nightfall, Liu has double crossed Lai Fu, the brothers are hiding, the cops are everywhere, and Lai Fu and Dan Dan are on the run. Peace on earth, good will to all? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Fate can bring us together; so can sin!

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

20 May 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Wang jiao hei ye See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,000,000
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Dark, intelligent cat & mouse thriller involving a hit-man
25 June 2006 | by joebloggscitySee all my reviews

Asian cinema does it again. Whilst the rest of the world simple gasps at the quality of films the far east is churning out, they continue to let the stream of quality films continue, with this being near the top. The film follows the hunt by a set of policemen chasing a hit-man, who unbeknown to them is a young inexperienced hit-man. If he is not stopped it could lead to all out gang warfare, as he is hired to kill after gang tensions lead to the death of the son of a head gangster.

The hit-man is though the main character ultimately, and he is tagged with a prostitute who by coincidence also comes from a poor region in China. Both contrast each other, but are two sides of the same coin with respect to their current roles. Film builds up using the surroundings of the congested dog-eat-dog world of Mongkok, and takes us on a blind tour of the district and its world where anything and everything is for sale.

Its a film that will intrigue and disturb in equal measures, but don't let that put you off. The film is brilliantly acted, and it is hard to know at times who is on the side of right and wrong, reminiscent of Heat in that sense. Tense, twisting and intelligent, this is a must-see and surely must rank with some of the best that have come out of the HK stable this decade.


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