Francis Ng

  • Wilson Yip – Jue lai yip yue leung saan ang aka Juliet in love (2000)

    Surprising drama about two nobodies who find an unlikely romance despite the imminent collapse of their respective worlds. Francis Ng is Jordan, a low level triad who finds himself strangely attracted to divorced restaurant hostess Juliet (Sandra Ng), who’s had a mastectomy and has since retreated into a shell. Through coincidence, the two form a makeshift family with the child of a triad boss (Simon Yam) who’s after Jordan for some dough.Read More »

  • Ka-Fai Wai – Yi ge zi tou de dan sheng AKA Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 (1997)

    John Woo protégé Wai Ka-fai follows up on his acclaimed Chow Yun-Fat vehicle Peace Hotel with this wild and woolly black comedy. With a nod to both Tarantino and Kieslowski, Wai fashions an inventive narrative based around ideas of fate and accident.

    The film follows Wong Ah-kau (Lau Ching-Wan), an inept gangland foot soldier with no self-esteem, no money, and no clue. One day, a friend of his offers him a stack of cash to deliver some cars to Mainland China for a big crime boss. It seems like easy money. Around the same time, he gets another offer to go to Taiwan and do a mob hit for an even bigger sum of dough. Due to some narrative trickery, both options are explored.

    Over the years, this film has become something of a cult classic for mavens of Hong Kong cinema.Read More »

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

    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 »

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

    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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