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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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Sheng Ding

Writer:

Sheng Ding
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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
Wang Leehom: Goodbye Heroes (2018)
Written by Sheng Ding and Leehom Wang
Performed by Leehom Wang
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A competent and well made homage to John Woo and the original movie
7 May 2018 | by dctr666See all my reviews

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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