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Hak se wui (2005)

Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society.

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(as Yau Nai Hoi), (as Yip Tin Shing)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lok
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Big D (as Tony Leung Ka Fai)
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Jimmy
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Jet
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Kun (as Lam Ka Tung)
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Mr. So (as Cheung Siu Fai)
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Big Head (as Lam Suet)
Tian-Lin Wang ...
Uncle Teng (as Wong Tin Lam)
Bing-Man Tam ...
Uncle Cocky (as Tam Ping Man)
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Mrs. Big D (as Maggie Shiu)
David Chiang ...
Chief Superintendent Hui
Yong You ...
China Police Captain (as Yao Yung)
Chung Wang ...
Whistle (as Wong Chung)
Shao-Peng Chen ...
Uncle Monk (as Chan Siu Pang)
Bun Yuen ...
Incense Master (as Yuen Bun)
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Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

20 October 2005 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Election  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$439,874 (Hong Kong) (28 October 2005)
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Trivia

The porcelain spoon eating scene was based on Suet Lam's real life experience in triads. See more »

Quotes

Big D: [to Lok] Don't talk to me until you have the baton!
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Connections

Referenced in Sleeping Dogs (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

FOREVER SMILE
Performed by Chow Hsuan
Music/Lyrics by Chen Ge Xin
Licensed courtesy of EMI Music Hong Kong/EMI Music Publishing Hong Kong
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Great Depth
23 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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.


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