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Election (2005)
« on: August 17, 2015, 12:48:37 AM »
Hak seh wui aka Election (2005)





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The story takes place amid the Wo Shing, the most venerable triad of Hong Kong. The Uncles, the elders who rule the crime organization, are about to elect a new chief executive officer. Lok, who is wise and cautious, is much favored for the coveted position, but Big D, of the fiery personality and the belief that he's the person for the job, refuses to surrender. The two men will engage in a bloodthirsty struggle when the ancestral symbol of Wo Shing power, a Dragon's Head Baton, disappears.



2005: Sitges Fantasy Film Festival: Best Director
2005: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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Re: Election (2005)
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015, 12:56:48 AM »
The sequel:

Hak se wui yi wo wai kwai aka Election 2






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In post-1997 Hong Kong, even the long-established “Wo Shing” Triad Society has to succumb to the power of China. The entrepreneurial sect leader Jimmy (Louis Koo) seems to be the perfect candidate to lead the Society into the new Millennium. Only problem is, Jimmy wants out. When Jimmy’s business venture in China stalls, the Mainland government approaches him with an offer: Become Wo Shing’s next Chairman and lead the Society according to Mainland government’s wishes. In return Jimmy will enjoy full government backing of his business empire. As other candidates engage in bitter struggle for the Chairman position, Jimmy begins to understand the real price he has to pay for the deal…