Anthony Chau-Sang Wong

  • Herman Yau – Yi bo la beng duk AKA Ebola Syndrome (1996)

    Herman Yau1991-2000AsianHong KongThriller

    Story:
    Kai having murdered 3 people in Hong Kong escapes to South Africa, 10 years later he is still working at the same Chinese where the boss know of his crime and is giving him a place to hide. One day Kai goes with his boss to go buy pigs from an African tribe…Read More »

  • Wai-keung Lau & Siu Fai Mak – Mou gaan dou II AKA Infernal Affairs 2 (2003)

    Wai-Keung Lau2001-2010CrimeDramaHong KongSiu Fai Mak

    IMDb wrote:
    In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.Read More »

  • Herman Yau – On the Edge AKA Hak bak do (2006)

    Herman Yau2001-2010CrimeDramaHong Kong

    After eight years of undercover work with the triads, officer Hoi San’s case brings about the conviction of the crime boss. But now Hoi is detested by the triads and by his fellow officers–and he’s forced to run after he’s suspected of a crime.

    Arresting his gangster head, Hoi San finally resumes to a policeman and receives his bravery award after 8 years undercover duties. However, walking out from the dark side and having his real life is not easy for Hoi San as he is being disliked and repelled by his new police colleague, he is being detested by his past gangster buddy. The most miserable thing is his lover for 8 years also wants to leave him…Read More »

  • Andrew Lau & Alan Mak – Mou gaan dou AKA Infernal Affairs (2002)

    Alan Mak2001-2010ActionAndrew LauCrimeHong Kong

    A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.Read More »

  • John Reinhardt – Open Secret (1948)

    1941-1950Ann HuiFilm NoirPoliticsUSA

    Quote:
    It made me think of the Third Man, just the structure of how the story unfolds, like as if Rollo Martins was a married couple on their honeymoon stumbling onto the tail end of No Pockets in a Shroud.

    I actually picked this up because I always love John Ireland’s villain in Railroaded. and he definitely didn’t disappoint as the he-man hero husband in this one. In fact everyone did a great job – keep a look-out for the sinister, serpentine woman & her hell-spawn spouting poison in the street, a grand single-scene supporting performance. Well I liked it anyway, I doubt she got any awards, but true artists never do! Actors like that lady prefer to live in the shadows…Read More »

  • Ann Hui – Qian yan wan yu AKA Ordinary Heroes (1999)

    1991-2000Ann HuiAsianDramaHong Kong

    Synopsis:
    Critically-lauded but somewhat distant drama from Ann Hui.

    Review by Kozo (taken from Love HK FIlm):
    Award-winning political drama from Ann Hui treads on rich territory and results in a noble, but emotionally lacking effort. Using the work of real-life activist Father Franco Mella (played here by Anthony Wong) as a guideline, Ordinary Heroes moves from the plight of the boat people through the tragedy at Tiananmen Square with a sweeping view of political activism in Hong Kong.
    The situations and storytelling are top notch but ultimately the film proves a better portrait than a story. The film doesn’t try to educate viewers about Hong Kong’s political history, and instead concentrates on a long-unrequited romance between Taiwanese actor Lee Kang-Sheng and Loletta (now Rachel) Lee. Sadly, that plotline proves of tenuous interest, which isn’t helped any by Lee Kang Sheng’s obviously dubbed acting. The relationships, while affecting, don’t truly reach a conclusion in the film, which is sad because it seems that Hui is reaching for one.Read More »

  • Ann Hui – Visible Secret aka Youling renjian (2001)

    2001-2010Ann HuiAsianCultHong Kong

    IMDB:
    An unemployed hairdresser and a strange nurse, meet at a club and start a romance. Since meeting her, the young man encounters unexplained things which she says are spirits she can see. They run into people apparently under attack by ghosts and unexplainable deaths to the point that he wants to call off the relationship. The morbidly quirky mystery unravels as they track down details of the decades old death of a loan shark.Read More »

  • Herman Yau – Di shi pan guan aka Taxi Hunter (1993)

    1991-2000ActionHerman YauHong Kong

    Mild mannered businessman Anthony Wongs life is shattered when his pregnant wife is run over by a busy taxi driver. This and another incident with a sleazy cab driver causes Wong to go on a mission to kill bad taxi drivers.Read More »

  • Johnnie To – Cheung fo AKA The Mission (1999)

    1991-2000CrimeDramaHong KongJohnnie To

    Synopsis:
    Gangster boss Lung (Eddy Ko) is betrayed by someone within the own ranks who wants to see him dead. While Lung’s brother Frank (Simon Yam) is investigating the failed assassination attempt in order to find the culprit a unit of professional killers and bodyguards is put together to take care of Lung’s safety until the matter has been settled.Read More »

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