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Triad Election

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Tartan Films

Triad Election

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
Limited Release Date:
04/25/07
performer:
Louis Koo, Simon Yam
director:
Johnny To
distributor:
Tartan
author:
Nai-Hoi Yau, Tin-Shing Yip
genre:
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it an A-

With Mob fever spiked by the return of The Sopranos, now’s the perfect time to enjoy the intense Godfather variations of director Johnnie To (PTU, Breaking News). The Hong Kong workhorse regularly, efficiently turns out two or three movies a year, full of danger, vitality, moral complexity, and amazing camera angles. Triad Election, a muscular sequel to To’s riveting 2005 gangster pic Election sets up a violent struggle for power-wielding chairmanship of Hong Kong’s consolidated crime families, especially between the incumbent Lok (Simon Yam) and the younger Jimmy (Louis Koo), a pragmatic businessman interested in increased trade with mainland China.

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