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When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down building, detective Cheung discovers the hideout of the robbers.

Cannes International Film Festival, 2004
Official Selection - Out of Competition

Sitges International Film Festival, 2004
Best Director

 

By the director of

Drug War

Election 1 & 2

Exiled 

“A film filled with terrifically choreographed action”
NEW YORK TIMES

“An effective Hong Kong crimer that partly returns to the style of some of his ‘90s dramas. The cast, plus kinetic photography, deliver solid entertainment.”
VARIETY

“Johnnie To is Hong Kong’s best action auteur since John Woo let for Hollywood”
THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“This genre flick about the art and entertainment of violence opens with a scene that deserves mention alongside similarly famous choreographed scenes in Touch of Evil and Goodfellas.”
NEW YORK TIMES

Johnnie To
2004 | Hong Kong | Action, Crime | 90'