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      Trivisa

      2016 1h 37m Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 73% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Three notorious thieves cross into Hong Kong from China. Read More Read Less

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      Panos Kotzathanasis Asian Movie Pulse "Trivisa" may have faults, particularly regarding the welding of three different narratives together, but the end result is great, both as an exercise into a film completely original and as a full film, in the distinct style of HK crime thriller Oct 27, 2019 Full Review Edmund Lee South China Morning Post A triple portrait of larger-than-life characters, who are all forced to renegotiate their brash and unruly criminal lifestyles in a dramatically changing political landscape. Rated: 4/5 Oct 22, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Dick C From a HKer's point of view, it's full of in-depth meanings of HKSAR... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member The trailer, plot, and characters leave you wanting more than what the film presents you. There is a sense of irony as the characters seek a larger payout but never come to it... like how this story promises more but never achieves its goal. Feels like the movie was good but misleading. Only last half of the film proved most interesting. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Easily one of my favourites in the Chinese Film Festival. There's just something about the visual storytelling of a Milkyway production, and it doesn't hurt that all three leads deliver great performances (with Lam bring a standout). This is consistently gripping, sometimes hilarious (with black humour, of course), and always interesting. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Another terrific product of Milky Way Studio. Although short in length, "Trivisa" represents all the cinematic features that Johnnie To et al. have built up throughout the years for Milky Way, from the extreme yet stylish violence, to characters that are both over-the-top and humanly subtle, and complicated plots full of twist-and-turn, foreshadowing, nuances, and social commentaries. Although longtime fans of Johnnie To's action films might be disappointed with the lack of "true" action sequences in this film, the excellent character development was somehow compensate for that with three well-built "villains" whose "glorious" criminal pasts also served as a melancholic reminisce of the thriving "pre-handover" years of Hong Kong and its cinema, and struggling presence reflects the growingly difficult co-existence of Hong Kong and Mainland, with Hong Kong natives feeling more and more worried about losing their own identity under the economic and cultural pressure from the other side of the Pearl River. Although this film was not directed by Master To himself, its heart-breaking ending reflects extremely well his spirit and philosophy of Buddhist karma, oriental ironies, and nostalgia about a Hong Kong of the past that will never come back. Given the overwhelming financial benefit from the mainland market, it will be very very difficult, if not impossible, for Hong Hong's cinema to regain its creativity and identity that was once unparalleled in Asia, but at least with films like this, it can still linger for a while before disappearing in the horizon of the milky way. Yes, probably the destiny of the "trivisa" would be the future of Hong Kong's cinema, and even of Hong Kong itself, that was the reason why the final and painful sequence of this film must be cherished, for it will repeat in a different form in the not-so-faraway future of the once-prosperous island. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Three very different style gang leaders are facing their mid-age problem. These problem can't simply solved by being cold-blooded nor creative. The last 15-30mins is really anti-climax. But this is exceptionally appropriate. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Hong Kong Movie is no longer just about the violent action that the world know about. This a movie with truely good stories. But you will have to know the history of Hong Kong back in 1997 to understand the struggle of the charactors. In the year of 1997, Hong Kong became the leverage in the diplomatic negotiation between the UK and the Communist China. Neither side really asked what the people of the Hang Kong really wanted. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Three notorious thieves cross into Hong Kong from China.
      Director
      Jevons Au, Frank Hui, Vicky Wong
      Producer
      Johnnie To, Nai-Hoi Yau
      Screenwriter
      Tin Shu Mak
      Production Co
      Media Asia Films Ltd. [hk]
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 6, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 37m