Hak se wui (2005)
Runtime : 100 min
Genre : Crime | Drama | Thriller
Movie Release : 20 October 2005 (Hong Kong)
Director: Johnnie To
Writers: Nai-Hoi Yau, Tin-Shing Yip
Stars: Louis Koo, Suet Lam, Tony Ka Fai Leung
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese | Mandarin | English
Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong’s Triad society.
This film really deserves more recognition than its getting. It really is a stunning and rich portrayal of blood ties, favours and allegiances within the crime world. The film is shot beautifully and delves into all you’re classic crime themes such as betrayal and power. This film is a movie goers film, it requires attention and understanding and rewards fully in the end. It is the godfather of hong kong and is a welcome change rather than another wire frame fighting, martial arts epic which seems to be the major contribution to the cinema world from hong kong and china. It features an arrangement of great characters, actors and development although is fair to say I had to watch it twice just to nail what was happening with some of the characters due to their being so many interactions in the film. ALl in all 8/10 Great plot characters but there are characters that don’t stand out enough and the music didn’t really get me going and at times i felt it didn’t sync well with the action(there is action by the way) so it loses some points for that.