Directed by: Johnnie To
Starring: Johnny Hallyday, Anthony Wong, Simon Yam, Michelle Ye, Gordon Lam, Sylvie Testud
Country: Hong Kong, France, Asian
Language: English, Cantonese, French
Genres: Revenge, Gangster
Plot – Spoilers:
Set in Macau, a French woman married to a Chinese auditor is shot in what looks like a hit job. Her husband and two children are murdered but she manages to survive, but is critical. Her father, Francis Costello (Johnny Hallyday), arrives in Macau and vows vengeance because the local police have all but given up.
At the outset, one thing that strikes you is the weirdness in the appearance of the father-daughter duo. Their eyes are really strange though this has no significance on the plot 🙂
Anyway, Daddy Costello happens to be witness to the murder of a crime boss’s wife who was busy getting humped by her lover. Costello gets in touch with the hitmen who kill her and asks them to help solve his daughter’s case and also exact revenge. He offers them all his savings, a costly watch and his house and restaurant in Paris where he worked as a chef. As it turns out, Costello is a former assassin retired for 20 years and he and his new friends embark on a sequence of spectacular gunfights in their quest for revenge.
1. Towards the end, when the pregnant lady seduces the crime boss while he’s lunching.
His crude and clumsy attempts at impressing her are comical and entertaining.
2. The ending scene for being Truly WTF. The weird laughter Costello shares with the kids. Who are all those kids? What’s with that lady delivering all those kids and still looking sexy despite having popped so many out?