Directed by Johnny To, Written by Kam-Yuen Szeto and Tin-Shing Yip
Screening at from 6th-9th July
It was a major misjudgement of mine in attending this no-brainer of a
gangster movie set in Macau, a little island off the coast of Hong Kong.
It has a nonsensical plot aided and abetted by poor acting, inane dialogue
and less than inspired cinematography.
For the record, the film opens with two hitmen arriving at a house to
kill someone. He is not there so they wait outside...have no fear, it
Two more hitmen then turn up to stop this guy being slain - It transpire
that all five of them were former members of a gang.
The house owner turns up which leads to a comic book sequence of shots
being fired by the four hitmen. No one gets hurt and they agree on a 24-hour
truce to enable their target to enact a robbery that will lead to him
making lots of money.
More prolonged shooting sequences take place throughout the rest of the
film but I can't explain why and who were the good guys and bad guys!!
Apparently the cast is an all-star gallery of Hong Kong character actors.
But they wasted their so-called talents in this piece of trash.