When a retired Triad boss faces threats to his legitimate business from a property development scheme backed by a rival gang, he has no choice but to dive back into the violent Hong Kong underworld one last time. Reunited with his former gang associates, they must settle old scores together and fight for what's theirs - can loyalty and honor still win the day?
Love story cum gangster movie
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The very misleading title and trailer may lead you into expecting another Honk Kong shoot-em-up, but this is something different. It’s a charming little film in which an ageing ex-Triad boss (the always reliable Anthony Wong) falls for a younger woman (the always watchable Charlene Choi), even though anyone can see it’s she and his younger brother who are made for each other. Not until a dramatic plot point at the hour mark does the tone become darker as old adversaries must be faced. The whole makes for an odd combination of genres. Does it work? Not entirely, but it’s worth a look to find out.