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Tie saam gok (2007)

Told in three 30-minute segments, three friends seek out the buried treasure of a mysterious stranger.

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Fai
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Lee Bo Sam
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Mok Chung Yuan (as Sun Hong Lei)
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Wen (as Lam Ka Tung)
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Ling
Yong You ...
Policeman (as Yao Yung)
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Fat Bo (as Lam Suet)
Haitao Li ...
Lung (as Li Hai Tao)
Kai Wa Chan ...
Kwan (as Chan Kai Wa)
Chun Yip ...
Chan Fok-sui (as Yip Chun)
Ho Sai Chan ...
(as Chan Ho Sai)
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Told in three 30-minute segments, three friends seek out the buried treasure of a mysterious stranger.

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murder | cook | death | antique | flat tire | See All (35) »

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Temptation. Jealousy. Destiny. See more »

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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The first Hong Kong film made in a frame story format, Triangle had each director take charge of a film segment, bringing in their own production team and screenwriters to continue the story set in motion by the previous director. See more »

Soundtracks

LOVE IS LIKE A BALLOON
Performed by Xiu Qiong Pan
Composed by Yao Ming
Lyrics by Chen Di Yi
OP: EMI Music Publishing Hong Kong
Sound recording license courtesy of EMI Music Hong Kong
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An excellent piece
3 November 2007 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Very good effort from the three directors. The story were made so compact that the movie appeared too short to me. Because I am not a fan for either of them, I could not really tell which part was made by whom. However, the movie has kept quite a consistency in style, to me it is already an achievement for the three.

Great layout of stages and clues were provided to the audience. Some particular points may looked chance-medley, but there were also inevitability alongside (e.g. the crazy guy kept shaking his head seems odd, but he is the man who gives convincing enough reason to bring the wanted police, the three ghouls and the police officer together.).

The blackout section was the most exciting and breath taking part of the movie. When all the forces came meet together with interaction and conflict of interests. Very dramatic and humorous, with a touch of personal loyalty for covering each other.

There were also many choices available to characters, obvious one was when the antiquary guy throwing the treasure in the reed bush, when he had kill-or-not-to-kill option the moment before. Another example is when all 4 of them got out of the bush and looked back to the surrounded cop, they kept looking till confirming the cop is really good at shooting, and passed the option on to him.

Overall, with the discussion of the human nature against survival, the movie made itself outstanding.


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