Born to Be King (2000)

  |  Crime, Thriller


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Triad member Chicken is designated by Taiwan's San Luen Gang to marry Nanako, the daughter of the fifth generation leader of the Yamada Gang in Japan. Later, the leader of the triad group ... See full summary »


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26 January 2002 | niz
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| Triad gangster politics... yawn...
Having never seen another "Young and Dangerous" movie, watching part 6 in isolation is rather like viewing a single episode of a long-running soap-opera, in which you have no idea who the characters are or what their backgrounds might be.

The film is surprisingly talky, with lots of double-dealing and back-stabbing, and the odd action set-piece to spice things up. The sub-plot concerns Chicken's attempts at communicating with his new Japanese wife (the highlights of the film, very funny). The moral of the tale seems to be "why can't we (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Beijing, Japan) just get along?".

Overall, its all rather baffling to an outsider, and I would definitely recommend watching the previous films in the series first.

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Crime | Thriller

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Release Date:

21 July 2000

Language

Cantonese, English, Japanese, Min Nan, Mandarin


Country of Origin

Hong Kong

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