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Sparrow (2008)

87 min - Thriller - 4 June 2008
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Kei (Simon Yam) is the experienced leader of a team of pickpockets — also known as "Sparrows" in HK slang. He enjoys a carefree lifestyle taking photos. One day a dashing beauty, Chun-Lei (Kelly Lin), suddenly appears in Kei's viewfinder. Kei is mesmerized. But behind Chun-Lei's attractive facade lies a mysterious past and a mission to set herself free.

Director:  Johnnie To

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Kei (Simon Yam) is the experienced leader of a team of pickpockets — also known as "Sparrows" in HK slang. He enjoys a carefree lifestyle taking photos. One day a dashing beauty, Chun-Lei (Kelly Lin), suddenly appears in Kei's viewfinder. Kei is mesmerized. But behind Chun-Lei's attractive facade lies a mysterious past and a mission to set herself free.


Collections: Johnnie To

Genres: Thriller

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Country:   Hong Kong
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话
Release Date:  4 June 2008

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Milkyway Image Company

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Runtime:  1 h 27 min

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 a 2008 Hong Kong caper film produced and directed by Johnnie To. The film stars veteran Milkyway Image cast and crew alumni Simon Yam, Gordon Lam, Law Wing-cheung and Kenneth Cheung as a small gang of pickpockets, with each member being mysteriously approached by a beautiful Taiwanese woman (Kelly Lin) with a hidden agenda.

Sparrow remained in pre-production for three years from 2005 to 2008, with To shooting the film in between other projects. The film was selected in competition at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival, premiering during the festival in February 2008. It was released in Hong Kong on 19 June 2008.

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Plot

Kei (Simon Yam) is the experienced leader of a team of pickpockets.(Pickpockets are also known as “Sparrows” in Hong Kong slang). He enjoys a carefree lifestyle taking photos with his vintage Rolleiflex. One day a dashing beauty, Chun-Lei (Kelly Lin), suddenly appears in Kei’s viewfinder. Kei is mesmerized. Every member of his team has an encounter with her…. But behind Chun-lei’s attractive facade lies a mysterious past and a mission to set herself free. [wikipedia]

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