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Man jeuk (2008)

A gang of pickpockets roam the streets of Hong Kong.

Director:

Johnnie To

Writers:

Kin Chung Chan (as Chan Kin Chung), Chi Keung Fung (as Fung Chih Chiang)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Yam ... Kei
Kelly Lin ... Chung Chun Lei
Ka Tung Lam ... Bo (as Lam Ka Tung)
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Mr. Fu Kim-tong (as Lo Hoi Pang)
Wing-Cheong Law Wing-Cheong Law ... Sak
Moon-Yuen Cheung ... Mac (as Kenneth Cheung)
Suet Lam ... Lung (as Lam Suet)
Chun-Shun Lo Chun-Shun Lo ... Mr. Fu's Henchman (as Lo Chun Shun)
Jonathan Yat-Sing Lee ... Boy in Cap (as Jonathan Lee)
Jackson Ha Jackson Ha ... Mr. Fu's Bodyguard
Jeff Cheung Jeff Cheung ... Mr. Fu's Bodyguard
Wai Leung Hung Wai Leung Hung ... Policeman (as Hung Wai Leung)
Yee-Yee Yeung Yee-Yee Yeung ... (as Yeung Yee Yee)
Chiang Lo Chiang Lo ... Old Pickpocket (as Lo Hau Keung)
Chi Ping Chang ... Old Pickpocket (as Cheung Chi Ping)
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Storyline

A gang of pickpockets roam the streets of Hong Kong.

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Free as a Bird...

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

19 June 2008 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Sparrow See more »

Filming Locations:

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The title, Man jeuk which means Sparrow in Cantonese, is a slang for pickpockets who are very good at what their job. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mo ngai: To Kei Fung dik din ying sai gaai (2013) See more »

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To Light
15 July 2008 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Although it is by no way, near To's best work, it is still a lot better than the best many other directors have ever achieved. And just because To tries something lighter (story-wise, violence-wise, although the latter isn't really happening), it doesn't mean it has to be bad.

Of course the To fan, might expect something else. But this is more a love story, even in the more important moments, it goes a completely different route, than one might expect. One particular action scene is more or less choreographed like a musical number (kind of "Singin in the rain" literally ;o) ). Talking about/of music, there are a few people who might be put off by the music. But I felt it suited the movie very good!


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