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Election 1
(Hak se wui)

by Johnnie TO


The time has come, as it does every two years, for the senior members of Hong Kong’s oldest triad, Wo Shing Society, to elect a new chairman. Fierce rivalry ensues between the two eligible candidates. Lok, who has the respect of the “uncles” is the favourite. But his rival Big D will stop at nothing to change this, including going against hundreds of years of triad tradition to influence the vote with money and violence.

A mature work, this two-part film, Election, depicts a world where the Hong Kong triads’ power is beginning to weaken with the advent of a democratic vote. The world’s political complexity is portrayed on a reduced scale, revealing the personal ambitions of each, and showing how the age-old traditions of power imperceptibly turn into real modern-day monstrosities. An allegory of the political transition in Hong Kong.

  • Titre français
    Election 1
  • Original title
    Hak se wui
  • Titre international
    Election 1
  • Scénario
    Yau Nai-hoi, Yip Tin-shing
  • Photo
    Cheung Siu-keung
  • Montage
    Patrick Tam
  • Musique
    Lo Ta-yu
  • Interprétation
    Simon yam, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Louis Koo, Nick Cheung, Cheung Siu-fai, Lam Suet
  • Production
    Milkyway Image Company, One Hundred Years of Film Company
  • Producteur délégué
    Johnnie To, Dennis Law
  • Producteur exécutif
    Catherine Chan
  • Directeur artistique
    Tony Yu
  • Ventes internationales
    China Star Entertainment
  • Distribution
    ARP Sélection :
  • Prix obtenus
    2006 – Hong Kong Film Awards : Meilleur film, meilleur scénario, meilleur acteur (Tony Leung Ka-fai) ; Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards : Meilleur film, meilleur réalisteur ; Festival de Cannes : Compétition ; Sitges Film Festival : Meilleur film, meilleur réalisateur
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
  • Ratio
    2:35 (scope)

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