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Election (2005)

Hak se wooi (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)
15 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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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)
Eddie 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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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

Featured in Johnnie Got His Gun! (2010) 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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Good Director's and Actors. Wrong Script.
10 February 2009 | by kavinpsSee all my reviews

This film has some great directing with its suspense theme and its few dramatic moments and also some great first class acting. Johnny To is a great and wonderful director. The cast was pretty neat too. But I found that there were major problems with the script. First of all the story doesn't seem to develop that much and isn't that interesting at all. The beginning was good and simple with them talking about the election and stuff. Then while it progressed all I saw was some people talking about how the election was going and stuff. There was no drama at all except for some scenes where they kidnapped a few members of the enemy elective party for ransom and also don't forget the shock that happened in the end which I won't reveal for spoiler reasons. The only that kept me moving in the film was some of the interesting facts they gave us about Triad street life in the movie. It's a movie I would watch once and never watch it again because it deserves some awards and recognitions for great acting and directing but should be laughed at for terrible story line.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

20 October 2005 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Central, Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,202,840
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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