April 25, 2007 (NY)
Studio: Tartan Films
Director: Johnnie To
Screenwriter: Nai-Hoi Yau, Tin-Shing Yip
Starring: Louis Koo, Simon Yam, Ka Tung Lam, Suet Lam, Andy On, Mark Cheng, Nick Cheung, Mo-Hau Cheung, Siu-Fai Cheung
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: TriadElection.com
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Plot Summary: Johnnie To's answer to "The Godfather," "Triad Election" (the second of his two-part "Election" epic) confirms his reputation as one of Hong Kong's most astutely gifted filmmakers. Jimmy (Hong Kong superstar Louis Koo) is in the running for the coveted post of Triad president. He faces resistance from his "godfather" Lok (Simon Yam), who has served his two-year term and makes an increasingly desperate effort to throw tradition to the wind and maintain his position. As the power plays escalate, so does the violence... not to mention the virtuosity of Johnnie To, who creates one spectacular cinematic set piece after another. To is working deep within the gangster genre, whose traditions he observes with the greatest respect even as he's busy revitalizing and re-contextualizing them. But he's also given "Triad Election" a genuinely political edge: in To's dog-eat-dog vision, the body of free-market expansion beats with a savage heart.