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Election

Hak se wui

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Directed by Johnnie To
Hong Kong, 2005
Crime, Drama, Thriller
      Mandarin
      English

Synopsis

Every two years senior members of Hong Kong’s oldest Triad, The Wo Shing Society, elect a new chairman. Fierce rivalries emerge between the two eligible candidates. Lok, respected by the Uncles is the favorite to win. His rival Big D will stop at nothing to beat him.

Our take

Hong Kong genre maestro Johnnie To (The Mission) stretched with richly rewarding ambition to make this gangster saga. Tracking the backroom politics (and bloodletting) of a gang’s leadership transition, it’s a gripping account of the inner workings and codes of honor of the city’s organized crime.

Synopsis

Every two years senior members of Hong Kong’s oldest Triad, The Wo Shing Society, elect a new chairman. Fierce rivalries emerge between the two eligible candidates. Lok, respected by the Uncles is the favorite to win. His rival Big D will stop at nothing to beat him.

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ElectionDirected byJohnnie To
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2005
Golden Horse Film Festival
2005 | 2 wins including: Best Original Screenplay

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