Vengeance

de Johnnie To

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Synopsis

A man travels to Hong Kong to avenge his daughter, who has lost her husband and son to a group of gangsters. The father, a chef with a mysterious past, is aided by three thugs in a relentless persecution. To took a liking to Alain Delon for the project, but he finally decided on Johnny Hallyday, rocker, movie star and French national hero. The result of this encounter is stylized, precise action and a beautiful story of camaraderie with a marked tragic sediment. Two myths behind and in front of the camera for a movie that, from its start, composes sequences to go down in legend.

Director

Johnnie To

Born in Hong Kong, co-founder of the Milkyway Image Production Company, a Sitges regular and an essential name in contemporary action movies, he’s directed seminal works like Breaking News (04), Election (05) or Vengeance (09). 

Technical information

Edition: 2009
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Original language: French, English, Chinese

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