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Sparrow
7.4
/10
532 Ratings

SPARROW

Man jeuk

Directed by Johnnie To
Hong Kong, 2008
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

From acclaimed director Johnnie To (Election, Exiled) comes this story of a “sparrow,” street slang for a pickpocket, who falls in love with a woman who desires to use his special skills for her own purposes.

Synopsis

From acclaimed director Johnnie To (Election, Exiled) comes this story of a “sparrow,” street slang for a pickpocket, who falls in love with a woman who desires to use his special skills for her own purposes.

Our take

A personal project for Hong Kong genre king Johnnie To, Sparrow is suffused with a love of romance and high-octane fun. With an extraordinarily memorable score and feather-light tonal shifts, this story of Hong Kong pickpockets proves that the action master has a delightfully breezy flair.