A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Macau, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia.
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong,
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.
When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a ... See full summary »
The time is 1998. The setting is Macau. Every living soul jumps at every chance to make quick money before the Portuguese colony ushers in a new era under the Chinese rule. For the jaded hit men, they wonder where this journey will end. Against this backdrop come two hit men from Hong Kong sent to take out a renegade member trying to turn over a new leaf with his wife and newborn baby. They soon find themselves in the throes of a dilemma when two of their former associates also show up, intent on thwarting them at every cost.Written by
For the film, actress Josie Ho did not work with a script. Director Johnnie To wanted the actors to come to the set with their minds clean, so he could draw whatever he could on them. Ho did not find this method of improvisational acting difficult. See more »
The version shown in US theaters in 2007 includes a subtitle reading "He took the wrap for me". It should be "rap". See more »
Hong Kong version was edited to avoid a CAT III rating. Removed was the scene where Boss Keung and Boss Fay shake hands - with their left hands. According to Hong Kong Film Censorship Authority this is a distinctive mark of the triads and therefore not suitable for youngsters. See more »
A highly polished film with an all round performance from its brilliant cast.
Exiled is what i call a stylish film, it doesn't strive to be realistic it simply wants to entertain the audience. So if you're expecting a constant barrage of action, you'll probably be a little disappointed, however the high drama and acting make this film very enjoyable.
The film has some well known faces like internal affairs Anthony Wong and Ip mans Simon Yam, both of these actors are great but i'd have to say Anthony Wong put on the most memorable performance in Exiled. Some of the action sequences are incredible, with dozens of extras in nearly every scene.
A précis of this film is, Very Dramatic and a nostalgic eastern action movie, I really enjoyed it and i think you will to.
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