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Election (2005)

Hak se wui (original title)
Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society.

Director:

Johnnie To

Writers:

Nai-Hoi Yau (as Yau Nai Hoi), Tin-Shing Yip (as Yip Tin Shing)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Yam ... Lok
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Big D (as Tony Leung Ka Fai)
Louis Koo ... Jimmy
Nick Cheung ... Jet
Ka Tung Lam ... Kun (as Lam Ka Tung)
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Mr. So (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Suet Lam ... Big Head (as Lam Suet)
Tian-Lin Wang ... Uncle Teng (as Wong Tin Lam)
Bing-Man Tam ... Uncle Cocky (as Tam Ping Man)
Maggie Siu ... Mrs. Big D (as Maggie Shiu)
David Chiang ... Chief Superintendent Hui
Yong You Yong You ... China Police Captain (as Yao Yung)
Chung Wang ... Whistle (as Wong Chung)
Shao-Peng Chen ... Uncle Monk (as Chan Siu Pang)
Bun Yuen ... Incense Master (as Yuen Bun)
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Storyline

Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

20 October 2005 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Election See more »

Filming Locations:

Central, Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,202,840
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The porcelain spoon eating scene was based on Suet Lam's real life experience in triads. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Big D: [to Lok] Don't talk to me until you have the baton!
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Connections

Referenced in Sleeping Dogs (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

SONG FOR HEAVEN
Performed by Silver
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Music by Ta-Yu Lo
Arrangement: Barry Chung
Produced by Ta-Yu Lo
Recording & Mixing Studio: Tang Lou
O.P.. EMI Music Publishing (S.E. Asia Limited, Taiwan Branch)/Music Factory Publishing Ltd.
S.P.: EMI Music Publishing Hong Kong/Warner-Chappell Music Taiwan Ltd.
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A good watch
15 January 2006 | by pavithranSee all my reviews

Personally, I find the movie to be quite a good watch. It outlines the actual situation of triads in Hong Kong and gives the viewer a glimpse of how triads are organized.

Not only that, it also shows the viewer how the Hong Kong police control the triad situation and why the police don't just go all out and wipe out triads.

Overall, the movie is rather violent due to the gangland methods of killings & torture. Nevertheless, the movie stays true to the real world, thus the violence on screen is just a reflection of what really happens.

I'd recommend this movie to any Triad/Mafia movie fan. Another good watch would be Dragon Squad. That movie has more guns than this, as in this movie there's more knives than guns (in fact I don't remember seeing a single gun).


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