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      One Nite in Mongkok

      2004 1h 49m Crime Drama List
      Reviews 75% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings In a district of Hong Kong, a fight between two gangs leads to the death of a mob boss' son. The father retaliates by ordering a hit on a rival kingpin. The job goes to Lai Fu (Daniel Wu), a novice assassin searching for both money and the missing woman he once loved. When Lai Fu rescues a prostitute (Cecilia Cheung) from an abusive client, she agrees to be his guide in the Mongkok neighborhood of Hong Kong. Meanwhile, the police struggle to stop the hit before it triggers a major gang war. Read More Read Less

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      G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Chronicle This sharply edited, melodramatic and sometimes violent thriller shows a succulently seamy side of Hong Kong not often seen in movies. Rated: 3/4 Aug 26, 2005 Full Review Anton Bitel Eye for Film a taut crime thriller that moonlights as ensemble morality tale and allegory of Hong Kong's post-handover relationship with mainland China. Rated: 4.5/5 Aug 2, 2007 Full Review Brian Gibson Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta) Sinks us into the muddied moral line between cops and criminals, beaten down by a callous, bottom-line system . . . holds a mirror up to the Hong Kong action thriller and asks us to look beyond the flash of violence. Mar 15, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Wow... so different. So incredibly well made. So shocking. I love HK cinema. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Un bell'esempio di ciò che amo del cinema asiatico degli anni d'oro Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Good storyline. Everyone did a good job except for Cecilla, she can't act. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member I started watching it just to spend my time but ended up really loving this movie. At the start, I just thought it was the average HK triad movie, but it became much more to me. There's a strong part of social criticism, which didn't become cheesy to me, on the contrary, it was very poignant and the last scenes still haunt me. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Mongkok, the world's most densely populated district, lures two country bumpkins with a chance to make money; one as hooker, one as a hitman. "a taut crime thriller that moonlights as ensemble morality tale and allegory of Hong Kong's post-handover relationship with mainland China." Wu and Cheung are fantastic. The direction and effects are top-notch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Big City equals Evil City is not big news for noir-crime-police flicks, but Hong Kong is often depicted in brighter color, or in broader strokes: violent, yes, but vibrant; here, instead, is a sick cancer sucking and corrupting life from the mainland countryside, still unseen, rarely called by name in other movies. Everyone has a tale, and HK stripped him of its happy end. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In a district of Hong Kong, a fight between two gangs leads to the death of a mob boss' son. The father retaliates by ordering a hit on a rival kingpin. The job goes to Lai Fu (Daniel Wu), a novice assassin searching for both money and the missing woman he once loved. When Lai Fu rescues a prostitute (Cecilia Cheung) from an abusive client, she agrees to be his guide in the Mongkok neighborhood of Hong Kong. Meanwhile, the police struggle to stop the hit before it triggers a major gang war.
      Director
      Tung-Shing Yee
      Producer
      Henry Fong
      Screenwriter
      Tung-Shing Yee
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Runtime
      1h 49m
      Sound Mix
      Surround