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Mo seung (2018)

The Hong Kong police are hunting a counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named "Painter". In order to crack the true identity of him, the police recruits gang member Lee Man to unmask "Painter's" secret identity.

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Felix Chong

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Felix Chong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yun-Fat Chow ... Painter
Aaron Kwok ... Lee Man
Jingchu Zhang ... Yuen Man
Catherine Chau
David Yao-Qing Wang
Kai Chi Liu ... Uncle Shing
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chung-chi Cheung
Justin Cheung Justin Cheung
Joyce Wenjuan Feng
Alex Fong ... Captain Ho
Jack Kao ... Thai General
Dmitry Mazur ... Auction Bidder
Jakob Nagy ... (as Jason Moehring)
Carl Ng
Rick Pokrajen-Harmon Rick Pokrajen-Harmon
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The Hong Kong police are hunting a counterfeiting gang led by a mastermind code-named "Painter". In order to crack the true identity of him, the police recruits gang member Lee Man to unmask "Painter's" secret identity.

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Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English | Thai | Polish

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 | Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The direct translation of the movie's title is "Without a Pair" or "No Pair," as in there was only one antagonist as opposed to two. See more »

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classic HK movie!
29 December 2018 | by gwunlouSee all my reviews

No one can deny how Chou is important in HK movie in 80s. You cannot imagine that he is actually an unimportant role in the whole story :)

It is not that kind of traditional police and gangster movie with only boom and block buster. The process of counterfeiting cash is also new to audience, at least to me! The mystery of "painter" is well worth discovering as the plots goes on. It is not simply about split personality as the usual movies, which is unable to finish a complete story without it. The ending matches "counterfeit" pretty well, given 90% of movies is talking about how they successfully cheat and hide.

The idea of the story is awesome! However, 2 points are deducted for ending. Don't know if it is for the reason to be on publicly for all audience. The final explosion seems unnecessary.

This movie still gives us hope as Infernal Affairs: HK movie is not dying.

Looking forward to the sequel! (I believe there will be)


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