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P.T.U.
(P.T.U.)

by Johnnie TO

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Sergeant Lo of the Anti-Triad Unit is ambushed by triads in a dark alley and wakes up to find that he has lost his gun. His PTU sergeant friend, convinced that “anyone who wears the uniform is one of us”, gives him one night to find his weapon while he conducts investigations with his team.

Although PTU could be likened to a formal exercise, it is a masterful film. Covering just one night, the plot unfolds with a rare skilfulness that never disappoints expectations and is constantly kept moving by a system of endless surprises – both stylistic and narrative. The magnificent lighting of Johnnie To’s experienced director of photography, Cheng Siu-keung, is also of note.

  • Titre français
    P.T.U.
  • Original title
    P.T.U.
  • Titre international
    P.T.U. - Police Tactical Unit
  • Scénario
    Yau Nai-hoi, Au Kin-yee
  • Photo
    Cheng Siu-keung
  • Montage
    Law Wing-cheong, Yau Chi-wai
  • Son
    Martin Chappell, Charlie Lo, Lee Sin-kwok
  • Musique
    Chung Chi-wing
  • Interprétation
    Simon Yam, Maggie Shiu, Lam Suet, Ruby Wong, Raymond Wong
  • Production
    Milkyway Image Company, Mei Ah Films Productions
  • Producteur délégué
    Johnnie To, Siuming Tsui
  • Producteur exécutif
    Catherine Chan
  • Directeur artistique
    Jerome Fung, Raymond Chan
  • Ventes internationales
    Meiah Entertainment : winniechan@meiah.com
  • Distribution
    Pathé
  • Prix obtenus
    2004, Festival du Film Policier de Cognac, Prix spécial du jury ; 2004 Hong Long Film Awards, Meilleur réalisateur ; 2003, Seattle Film Festival, Meilleur film ; 2003, Taïpei Golden Horse Awards, Meilleur scénario original
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOSTF
  • Ratio
    2:35 (scope)

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