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Fong juk

Johnnie To Hong Kong, 2006

Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Exiled

The gunplay here isn't used by To to wax about the wrong or rightfulness of violence, as this is an eastern film, thus its culture is different. Here, picking a side in a gunfight (or a playground) shows brotherhood, honor, and loyalty as a form of a relationship. The action-ballet shows it's still a macho fantasy, but it's like growing up. We all die alone, but exist in the heart of others as do they with us.