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Throw Down
(Yau doh lung fu bong)

by Johnnie TO


Musical impresario and bandleader Szeto Bo was once a judo expert but impending blindness has left him demoralised, seeking solace in the bottle. Judo buff Leather Tony, attracted by Szeto’s reputation, comes to challenge the former champion.

A distant tribute to Akira Kurosawa, Throw Down is one of Johnnie To’s finest successes. The mise en scène develops around bodies in action in a real visual ballet that somehow evades us. With hardly any dramatisation, the filmmaker manages to make his love of movement the true subject matter of the film, and offers us a fascinating filmic object, suspended like the bodies that are airborne for a few seconds and then land, read to take off once more.

  • Titre français
    Throw Down
  • Original title
    Yau doh lung fu bong
  • Titre international
    Throw Down
  • Scénario
    Yau Nai-hoi, Yip Tin-shing, Au Kin-yee
  • Photo
    Cheng Siu-keung
  • Montage
    David Richardson
  • Musique
    Peter Kam
  • Interprétation
    Louis Koo, Aaron Kwok, Cherrie In ; Cheung Siu-fai, Tony Leung Ka-fai
  • Production
    Milkyway Image Company, One Hundred Years of Film Company
  • Producteur délégué
    Johnnie To, Stephen Lam
  • Producteur exécutif
    Catherine Chan
  • Directeur artistique
    Tony Yu
  • Ventes internationales
    Fortune Star :
  • Prix obtenus
    2005 – Hong Kong Film Critic Society Awards, Film of merit
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique
  • Ratio
    2:35 (scope)

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