Director Wong Jing guides an all-star cast in this stylish crime drama about Fai (Nick Cheung), who is released from prison after serving 30 years for mass murder. Fai returns to his hometown of Mongkok, which is now hazardous for even the most ruthless gangster. Fai’s former friend, Porky, is in line to become triad leader, and the two battle over a prostitute, Pamela, as well as the mentally ill Fai’s future in the cutthroat triad.
Wong Jing (Chinese: 王晶; pinyin: Wáng Jīng) is a Hong Kong film director, producer, actor, presenter, and screenwriter. A prolific filmmaker possessed of strong instincts for crowd-pleasing and publicity, he is often cited as the most consistently successful filmmaker, in commercial terms, in the Hong Kong cinema of the last quarter-century, as well as one of its most critically reviled.
Wong was born in Hong Kong, the son of noted film director Wong Tin-Lam. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a degree in Chinese literature which he describes as “useless” (Yang, 2003).
Like many Hong Kong film figures of his time, Wong began his career in television – in his case, scriptwriting for local juggernaut TVB beginning in 1975 (Teo, 1997). He moved on to writing for the Shaw Brothers studio. There, he made his directing debut with Challenge of the Gamesters in 1981. This start foreshadowed his later successes with movies about gambling, such as God of Gamblers… read more