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The White Storm (2013)

So duk (original title)
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A devastating dilemma changes the fate of three cops when an undercover operation against a notorious Thai drug lord goes horribly wrong.

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Benny Chan

Writers:

Benny Chan (screenplay), Manfred Wong (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ching Wan Lau ... Ma Ho-tin
Louis Koo ... So Kin-chow
Nick Cheung ... Cheung Tsz-wai
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Eight-faced Buddha
Quan Yuan Quan Yuan ... Chloe Yuan
Ting Yip Ng ... Yik
Ken Lo ... Bobby
Ben Lam ... Hak Tsai
Lan Law ... Tsz-wai's Mother
Christopher Collins Christopher Collins ... Lead Mercenary
Bure Li Bure Li ... Helicopter M134 Gunner
Treechada Petcharat Treechada Petcharat ... Mina (as Poy)
Vithaya Pansringarm ... Mr. Choowit
Marc Ma ... Dune Kun
Damian Mavis ... Interpol Officer
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Three lifelong friends working in the Hong Kong Police Department's Narcotics Bureau get caught up in a case with Southeast Asia's most powerful drug lord, but when the sting operation fails, they are forced to make a devastating decision - two can live, but one must die. Five years later, the two vow revenge for their fallen friend, but when they end up competing against each other for their own lives, will brotherhood be sacrificed again? Written by Grindstone Entertainment Group, LLC.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, and drug content | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Thai

Release Date:

5 December 2013 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The White Storm See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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2.35 : 1
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A little bit of philosophical choice.. then turn into A Better Tomorrow
16 December 2013 | by dumsumdumfaiSee all my reviews

At the point when Lau yield at his superior (with a strong baritone voice sourcing from the lower belly regions) 'It's a life you're dealing with !!!' it was pretty exhilarating. I thought this might be different.

Then the 3 main actors got together for a lunch and started singing.. I can see the sentimental setup already. Further more with another signing episode when deciding to go to Thailand or not. By the way, Nick Cheung's goofy hair style and demeanour sort of too childish and maybe gave away the 2nd half? Yet, at the climax of the Thailand scenes, the 'other' philosophical writer came back!!!! The "choose 1 of 2"... difficult choice Lau has to make breath life back into the narrative again. I would have like a bit more time there to show the difficulty (maybe like Good/Bad/Ugly with the 3 minute song extreme close up ending).

Yet over yet, when the 8 face Buddha comes to HK and messiness resumes. Then until the rooftop scene where "choose 1 of 2" philosophical question came full circle.. I thought this could be revenge well played but really how would they follow it up? then came a Better Tomorrow ending that is maybe 1/2 the effort of all the footage before it. Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....


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