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Exiled (2006)

Fong juk (original title)
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A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him.

Director:

Johnnie To

Writers:

Kam-Yuen Szeto (as Szeto Kam Yuen), Tin-Shing Yip (as Yip Tin Shing)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Blaze (as Anthony Wong)
Francis Ng ... Tai
Simon Yam ... Boss Fay
Nick Cheung ... Wo
Richie Jen ... Sergeant Chen
Roy Cheung ... Cat
Josie Ho ... Jin
Suet Lam ... Fat (as Lam Suet)
Ka Tung Lam ... Boss Keung (as Lam Ka Tung)
Siu-Fai Cheung ... Jeff (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Ellen Chan ... Hooker
Bing-Man Tam ... Uncle Fortune (as Tam Ping Man)
Shiu Hung Hui ... Sergeant Shan (as Hui Siu Hung)
Ronald Yan ... Underground Doctor
Wah Wo Wong ... Sergeant Shan's driver (as Wong Wah Wo)
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Storyline

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 HKFlix

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Taglines:

Brotherhood, honor, loyalty, assassination - which one is the strongest? See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

19 October 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Exiled See more »

Filming Locations:

Macau, China

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Box Office

Budget:

HKD 35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,351, 31 August 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$49,413, 16 September 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Hong Kong's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

Goofs

As Josie Ho's character is praying the rosary, she repeats the Our Father on the small beads when it should be the Hail Marys. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Follows The Mission (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

DOLPHIN SKY
Co-composed, Arranged, Orchestrated and Recorded by Guy Zerafa and Dave Klotz
From the recording entitled "LIVE PERFORMANCE"
Performed by Paul Royes and Guy Zerafa
Composed by Paul Royes
2002
Unpublished
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Stylished Violence
5 August 2010 | by evileyereviewsSee all my reviews

So stylish was Exiled that the Italians must be jealous, with Sergio Leone buzzing in his grave. A simple story set in Macau, the restrained dialog and general lack of facial expressions cannot diminish the loyalty that these men have towards each other, even when they have been ordered to act otherwise. Between wonderfully orchestrated concerts of claustrophobic bullet symphonies are beautifully drawn out scenes utilizing the mundane aspects of life to help further the bonds of ancient friendships. And all of this, action and drama alike, drawn forth by the devils of fate, where one can either choose his fate or be torn apart through lack of choice. The acting was great for what this was, with the wickedly beautiful Josie Ho acting as the mostly silent, secret force that foments the deadly events to come. Johnny To's direction was phenomenal in his ability to allow things to come together almost by fate. Everything about this film oozes a style reminiscent of John Woo though a step ahead of even this master of action.


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