Election (2005)

Unrated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller


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Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society.


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Director:

Johnnie To

Writers:

Nai-Hoi Yau, Tin-Shing Yip

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23 November 2018 | lukechong
8
| Violent, but an excellent movie
"Election" showcases all that are exceptional about the Hong Kong film industry in the past 20 years or so; old thespians, A-cast list and upcoming actors join hands to make this grim but entertaining movie. The film seems calm on the surface, but there are pockets of violence and its powerful indictment of the Triads must be read between the lines. It's talky, but the acting is first-rate: cool and collected Lok (Simon Yam), cocky and violent Big D (Tony Leung), the frustrated police superintendent (David Chiang).

Many Western mainstream audience think that Mafia and Triad movies ought to be filled with killings, gunshots and bloodshed. There is certainly violence here, but Johnny To is more interested in dismantling the oaths of "honor" and "brotherhood" underpinning these secret societies.

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Trivia

Marks the fifth time director Johnnie To and actor Louis Koo collaborated in a director/actor relation.


Quotes

Big D: Don't talk to me until you have the baton!


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Soundtracks

SONG FOR HEAVEN
Performed by Silver
Lyrics by
Xi Lin
Music by Ta-Yu Lo
Arrangement: Barry Chung
Produced by Ta-Yu Lo
Recording & Mixing Studio: Tang Lou
O.P.. EMI Music Publishing (S.E. Asia Limited, Taiwan Branch)/Music Factory Publishing Ltd.
S.P.: EMI Music Publishing Hong Kong/Warner-Chappell Music Taiwan Ltd.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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