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The Four (2012)

Si da ming bu (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Fantasy | 12 July 2012 (Hong Kong)
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A government department known as the Six Panels appoints their best officer to infiltrate a special force called the Divine Constabulary, to ensure their way in stopping the circulation of counterfeit coin currency in the capital.

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Gordon Chan, Janet Chun
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chao Deng ... Leng Lingqi (Coldblood) (as Deng Chao)
Yifei Liu ... Shong Yayu (Emotionless) (as Liu Yi Fei)
Ronald Cheng ... Cui Lueshang (Life Snatcher)
Collin Chou ... Tie Yourda (Iron Hands)
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Zhuge Zhenwo (as Anthony Wong)
Xiubo Wu Xiubo Wu ... An Shigeng - The God of Wealth (as Wu Xiu Bo)
Taishen Cheng Taishen Cheng ... Sheriff King (as Cheng Tai Shen)
Yiyan Jiang Yiyan Jiang ... Ji Yaohua (as Jiang Yi Yan)
Anna Fang ... Butterfly
Ryu Kohata Ryu Kohata ... Avalanche
Sheren Tang ... Aunt Foise
Waise Lee ... Prince
Bei-Er Bao ... Big Wolf (as Bao Bei Er)
Emma Wu ... Ding Dong (as Wu Ying Jie)
Chi Miao ... Guts
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A government department known as the Six Panels appoints their best officer to infiltrate a special force called the Divine Constabulary, to ensure their way in stopping the circulation of counterfeit coin currency in the capital.

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Fantasy

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

12 July 2012 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Quatro See more »

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$566,326
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Surprisingly good...
24 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I was genuinely surprised with the movie and I hadn't expected it to turn out to be such an entertaining movie. If you try to imagine mixing movies such as "X-Men" and "Hero" together, then the end result come out to be "The Four" (aka "Si da ming bu"). This is a historical Kung Fu drama spiced up with mystical powers.

The storyline is interesting from the very beginning and just starts to work up in intensity and depth from the very beginning.

To shortly summarize the story; counterfeit bills appear in the capitol and two special government departments work hard to unravel the criminal activities.

This movie makes heavy use of wires, so if you dislike the Wire Fu genre, then chances are that you want to skip on the movie. However, if you enjoy this particular genre, then there is a lot of great wire action to see.

The fighting and action sequences are well-choreographed and equally well executed.

As a story-based movie, it is important to have outstanding and memorable characters. And "The Four" has that. Lots of layers to the characters, and the cast was well picked for the roles and characters. I will say that the cast in the movie was nothing short of impressive. I was particularly impressed with Anthony Chau-Sang Wong and Yifei Liu.

"The Four" is definitely a movie to watch if you enjoy Asian cinema.


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