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Cheung fo

Johnnie To Hong Kong, 1999

the_mentaculus's rating of the film The Mission

Allegedly shot in 12 days with no script, the film's effectiveness lies in its efficiency, its integrity, and its believable camaraderie between the leads. The third act goes to show the Mission with our amicable gang boss is not Johnnie To's focus at all, but is instead the conflict of loyalty with brotherhood. To's method of production lends a very special clarity to the theme.