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Triangle (2007)

Tit sam gok (original title)
Told in three 30-minute segments, three friends seek out the buried treasure of a mysterious stranger.

Directors:

Ringo Lam, Johnnie To | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis Koo ... Fai
Simon Yam ... Lee Bo Sam
Honglei Sun ... Mok Chung Yuan (as Sun Hong Lei)
Ka Tung Lam ... Wen (as Lam Ka Tung)
Kelly Lin ... Ling
Yong You Yong You ... Policeman (as Yao Yung)
Suet Lam ... Fat Bo (as Lam Suet)
Haitao Li Haitao Li ... Lung (as Li Hai Tao)
Kai Wa Chan Kai Wa Chan ... Kwan (as Chan Kai Wa)
Chun Yip Chun Yip ... Chan Fok-sui (as Yip Chun)
Ho Sai Chan Ho Sai Chan ... (as Chan Ho Sai)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Libby Brien ... Fai's Mother / Radio Voices (voice)
Philip Hersh ... Wen (voice)
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Storyline

Told in three 30-minute segments, three friends seek out the buried treasure of a mysterious stranger.

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Taglines:

Temptation. Jealousy. Destiny. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese

Release Date:

1 October 2007 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Triangle See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,641,637
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After Tsui completed the first segment of Triangle, Lam looked at the development of it before shooting the second part, and handed the film to Johnnie To who completed the third part with its conclusion. See more »

Soundtracks

LOVE IS LIKE A BALLOON
Performed by Xiu Qiong Pan
Composed by Yao Ming
Lyrics by Chen Di Yi
OP: EMI Music Publishing Hong Kong
Sound recording license courtesy of EMI Music Hong Kong
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It wasn't all it could have been...
13 July 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

For a movie that has been put together by three of the heavyweight directors of Hong Kong cinema, you would expect nothing short of a masterpiece to be the end result. However, that was not really the case with "Triangle".

Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that "Triangle" is a bad or boring movie, far from it actually. The storyline in the movie is good and well put together, although it just tended to drag on in long sequences. There are far better movies available from the Hong Kong cinema compared to this one.

Aside from the three directors, then "Triangle" does have some rather good and established Hong Kong actors to the cast list; Louis Koo and Simon Yam really did carry the movie quite nicely.

There is a lot of action in the movie, which works out quite well, however the last part of the movie that takes place in a small outdoors food vendor in the nature (I assume this is somewhere in the New Territories) tended to become a little too much, especially because there was some comedy and humor attended to throw into that scene, which just ended up making the scene worse.

"Triangle" is a solid enough movie with good performances, however, I had just initially expected something extraordinary to come from a collaboration between Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam and Johnnie To.


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