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.

Director:

Johnnie To

Writer:

Ka-Fai Wai (screenplay) (as Wai Ka Fai)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Hallyday ... Francis Costello
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Kwai (as Anthony Wong)
Simon Yam ... George Fung
Suet Lam ... Fat Lok (as Lam Suet)
Ka Tung Lam ... Chu (as Lam Ka Tung)
Sylvie Testud ... Irene Costello
Felix Wong ... Python
Eddie Cheung ... Wolf (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Ting Yip Ng ... Crow (as Ng Ting Yip Berg)
Maggie Siu ... Madam Wong (as Maggie Shiu)
Stanley Sui-Fan Fung ... Tony (as Feng Tsui Fan)
Michelle Ye ... Big Mama
Jo Kuk ... Crow's Wife (as Jo Koo)
Elena Kong ... Wolf's Wife
Kawing Kawing ... Python's Wife (as Karen Chan)
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Storyline

In Macau, a family is attacked by three killers and only the wife survives severely wounded. Her father, the French chef Francis Costello, travels to Macau to visit his daughter in the hospital and steals the photos of his daughter, her husband and two children from the police department to seek revenge against the killers. Costello stumbles with the independent hit-men Kwai, Chu and Fat Lok that are under contract with the mobster George Fung at his hotel and he hires the trio to hunt down the killer of his daughter's family. They locate the killers in Hong Kong and they travel to kill them. But they have a surprise when they discover who ordered to kill the family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Johnny Hallyday's character shares the same name as Jack Nicholson's character from The Departed. The only slight difference being the French "Francois Costello" instead of "Frank Costello". See more »

Goofs

In the final confrontation scene when Costello attacks in the Cafe, starts the action in the light of day, it seems at noon or sunset. Then when the bad guy escapes with his guards, appear in an alley, in total darkness, suddenly it got dark. See more »

Quotes

Crow's wife: [about hit men] Those guys... you now them?
Crow: Barely. We met at work.
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References Ghajini (2008) See more »

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Vengeance is a dish best served with Dim Sum...
19 July 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Vengeance" ("Fuk Sau") turned out to be quite nice. This is another great Johnnie To movie, and he is definitely in his right element with this movie.

The movie is driven by a fairly good storyline, but also by the drama and action sequences, but ultimately it is the powerhouse performances by the actors in the movie that carry the movie most of the way. And here I must especially point out Anthony Wong Chau-Sang (playing Kwai), Ka Tung Lam (playing Chu), Suet Lam (playing Fat Lok) and Simon Yam (playing George Fung). I didn't care one bit for the performance put on by Johnny Hallyday (playing Costello), and I think the movie would have been just that much better had they cast someone else for that role.

The storyline in "Vengeance" is about Costello who hires Kwai, Chu and Fat Lok to get revenge on those who killed his daughter, her husband and their children. It is a race to track down the culprits ranging from Macau to Hong Kong.

Aside from my own personal dislike against the lead actor in the movie, then "Vengeance" is a definite watch movie, especially if you enjoy Hong Kong cinema.


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Country:

Hong Kong | France

Language:

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Release Date:

20 May 2009 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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$1,423,604
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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