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Ying xiong ben se 2018 (2018)

This film traces the journey of a former smuggler attempting to start his life anew and repair his relationship with his estranged brother after his release from prison.

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Ding Sheng

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Ding Sheng
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kai Wang ... Zhou Kai
Tianyu Ma ... Zhou Chao
Talu Wang ... Ma Ke (as Darren Wang)
Ailei Yu Ailei Yu ... A Cang
Suet Lam ... Ha Ge
Yue Wu ... Pi Jin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mincheng Li Mincheng Li ... Guo Dui
Eric Tsang ... Prisoner
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This film traces the journey of a former smuggler attempting to start his life anew and repair his relationship with his estranged brother after his release from prison.

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Country:

China

Language:

Chinese

Release Date:

19 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Better Tomorrow 4 See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Zhou Kai: No matter how much the world changes, brotherhood never changes.
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Soundtracks

Goodbye Heroes
Leehom Wang: Goodbye Heroes (2018)
Written by Ding Sheng and Leehom Wang
Performed by Leehom Wang
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In which old or new the sidekick still stole the show
1 May 2018 | by blinkableSee all my reviews

Just like how the original movie turned out to highlight the best of Chow Yun Fat's acting as Mark, the same goes for this 2018 version in which Darren Wang's acting as Ma Ke was a show stealer. I watched the original movie super long time ago so hard to be making much comparisons although I did notice certain differences on how the story plot being played out despite maintaining the definitive themes on friendship, brotherhood and crime gang. The action scenes were so-so in my opinion (the legendary shooting scenes by John Woo were classic memorables) but it did try to showcase its own flair when Ma Ke went solo to the Japanese triad. As such I feel this movie relies more on the casts' actings, from the main characters to the special guesting including the short scenes with Eric Tsang while in the prison. True enough, for me the chemistry between Wang Kai and Darren Wang was superb as they interacted throughout the movie. Although there were still that few moments I could not help but to feel if only they added in more of the "oomph" on brotherlihood with proper build up instead of just glazing over some difficulties faced by Zhou Kai in his failed attempts to rebuild his life the proper way as stepping stone to reconnect with Ma Ke again. I did not feel an equivalent level of chemistry between Wang Kai and Ma Tian Yu despite recalling this movie's key point is on these two brothers and how the blames, shames and guilts threatened their kinship. Nonetheless it was enjoyable still and definitely worth watching. I'd rewatch for the good 'ol feeling. And intermittently throughout the movie, you get to be reminded of/reminisced on the original OST sung by the late Leslie Cheung.


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