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Johnnie To

Johnnie To was born on April 22nd, 1955 in Hong Kong. With a film career spanning over 25 years, he is one of Hong Kong’s leading directors today. Having reached commercial success in the 80’s, To turned to more personal works in the mid-90s following the creation of his film production company Milkyway Image (HK) Ltd. In recent years To’s stylish film aesthetic caught on in the west following film festival appearance of his works including “The Mission” and “Fulltime Killer”. To’s “Breaking News” premiered at 2004 Cannes International Film Festival’s Official Selection program. “Throw Down” was subsequently invited to Venice International Film Festival in the same year. “Election” was in Competition in Cannes in 2005 and went on to receive 11 nominations at the Taipei Golden Horse Award. The film won Best Picture and Best Director Awards at the 2006 Hong Kong Film Awards.

 

Poster for the movie "Sparrow"

Sparrow

Kei (Simon Yam) is the experienced leader of a team of pickpockets — also known as "Sparrows" in HK slang. Sparrow (文雀; Wen que) is...
Poster for the movie "Mad Detective"

Mad Detective

A rookie cop teams up with a former detective with a supernatural gift to hunt down a serial killer. Mad Detective (Chinese: 神探) is a...
Poster for the movie "The Enigmatic Case"

The Enigmatic Case

Johnnie To's directorial debut. This period martial arts mystery stars Damian Lau Chung-yan as Lu Tien-chun, an imprisoned swordsman, accused of killing three men.
Poster for the movie "Yesterday Once More"

Yesterday Once More

Hong Kong superstars Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng reunited for another local box office success in Yesterday Once More - the pair’s third collaboration...
Poster for the movie "Turn Left, Turn Right"

Turn Left, Turn Right

Kaneshiro Takeshi and Gigi Leung play would-be lovers held back from crossing paths a second time in Turn Left Turn Right, Hong Kong’s most...
Poster for the movie "The Mission"

The Mission

Triad boss Lung (Eddy Ko), who has just escaped being killed in an assassination attempt hires the killers Curtis (Anthony Wong), James (Lam Suet),...
Poster for the movie "Love on a Diet"

Love on a Diet

Hong Kong's two most bankable stars dress in fat suits for LOVE ON A DIET in an upbeat tale of dignity regained. The location is...
Poster for the movie "Fulltime Killer"

Fulltime Killer

Two professional hitmen - a jaded Japanese and a cocksure Cantonese - lock gun barrels in FULLTIME KILLER, Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai's latest...
Poster for the movie "Fat Choi Spirit"

Fat Choi Spirit

With its mahjong theme the most ostensibly "new-yearsy" of this season's holiday releases, FAT CHOI SPIRIT ("fat choi" being Cantonese for "get rich", part...
Poster for the movie "Wu yen"

Wu yen

A female outlaw warrior Wu Yen and a Fairy Enchantress who moves between male and female personas vie for the affections of the Emperor...
Poster for the movie "Help!!!"

Help!!!

A black comedy with romantic and heroic elements, Help!!! shows three young dedicated doctors mired in the bureaucratic nightmare of the Sir Ho Kau...
Poster for the movie "Expect the Unexpected"

Expect the Unexpected

Different in look from the tenebrous The Longest Nitebut clearly from the same creative team, Patrick Yau's third feature, Expect the Unexpected, is a...
Poster for the movie "A Hero Never Dies"

A Hero Never Dies

Jack and Martin are members of rival Chinese triads in the middle of a gang war. Both of their gang leaders like to get...
Poster for the movie "PTU"

PTU

Two years in the making, Johnnie To’s police thriller PTU focuses on just a single night’s action. Scruffy police sergeant Lo (Lam Suet) stumbles into...
Poster for the movie "Exiled"

Exiled

The time is 1998. The setting is Macau. Every living soul jumps at every chance to make quick money before the Portuguese colony ushers...
Poster for the movie "Running on Karma"

Running on Karma

One of the most unpredictable and rewarding pictures of 2003, Running On Karma directed an accomplished mix of supernatural action, crime thriller elements and...
Poster for the movie "Romancing in Thin Air"

Romancing in Thin Air

After his new bride dumps him at their wedding reception, a heartbroken actor (Louis Koo) winds up in the Himalayas, where he meets and...
Poster for the movie "Drug War"

Drug War

Poster for the movie "Blind Detective"

Blind Detective

A cop is forced into early retirement due to retinal damage. But after witnessing a bank robbery along with a female inspector - who believes...
Poster for the movie "Throw Down"

Throw Down

Throw Down (simplified Chinese: 柔道龙虎榜; traditional Chinese: 柔道龍虎榜) is a 2004 Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Johnnie To and starring Louis Koo,...

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