Arms trafficker Hyuk and Young-chun are practically brothers and nothing can separate them. When the two managed to escape from North Korea, they left behind Hyuk's younger brother Chul. ... See full summary »
A corporate tragedy and encounter with Helena Law Lan's taoist master leads Mei qi to meet three relative ghosts who later support the protagonist and her new boy friend Zhang Zi-jin on their new ''haunted'' hotel business.
In the middle of dealing with multiple crisis, washed-out film director Tin Lik-hang must take care of his dementia-ridden father. Suddenly, his father starts to age backwards rapidly and is eventually the same age as his son.
There are two songs that are repeatedly played in the movie, Silence is golden and Dang Nian Qing , both of these songs are sung by the late Hong Kong singer and actor, Leslie Cheung, and the songs are placed in the movie as a tribute to him as he also starred in the original. See more »
No matter how much the world changes, brotherhood never changes.
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A competent and well made homage to John Woo and the original movie
So, I'm going to start by saying that this movie is an homage to the 1986's movie A Better Tomorrow.
The story goes around two brothers and a friend, in opposite sides of the law, and the ups and downs in their lives.
1986 is one of my all-time favourites, in 2010 there was a korean remake of this movie, very competent as well.
This one hasn't got the finesse of Woo's shootouts - that why he is one of the most famous action director in asian/american cinema - and hasn't the "deepness" of the story in the korean version - usually the koreans try to build a solid story, and by doing so, they build characters, as well - but this is really a very good movie.
The story is straight forward, the pacing is very nice, there's a lot of action scenes, here, more direct and simple...
So, eventhough there's no way this can match to the original, is, still, one hell of a joy ride.
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