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Election 1
(Hak se wui)

by Johnnie TO

Election

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 : distrib@arpselection.com
  • 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
    VOSTF
  • Ratio
    2:35 (scope)

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