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Long Arm of the Law
(Sheng gang qi bing)

by Johnny MAK

long arm of the law

A gang of amateur thieves from mainland China make their way to Hong Kong to carry out a jewellery heist. The contrast between the men and the colony’s residents does not go unnoticed. Their plan is dashed and violent battles break out with the police.

With this film, Johnny Mak paves the way for Heroic Bloodshed, later popularised by directors such as Ringo Lam and John Woo. Although highly stylised, the action is set in real-life Hong Kong locations. This eventful journey of robbers swallowed up by the city when all they dreamt of was a better life is a visionary film and remains a reference in Hong Kong cinema.

  • Titre français
    Long Arm of the Law
  • Original title
    Sheng gang qi bing
  • Titre international
    Long Arm of the Law
  • Scénario
    Philip Chan
  • Photo
    Johnny Koo
  • Montage
    Peter Cheung
  • Musique
    Mahmood Rumajahn
  • Interprétation
    Chan Jing, Chow Ling, huang Jian
  • Producteur délégué
    Hung Sammo Kam-Bo
  • Ventes internationales
    Fortune Star : fortunestar@startv.com.cn
  • Support de projection
    DCP
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique
  • Ratio
    1:85

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