Playing at Pickford Film Center
95 minutes, Hong Kong, In Mandarin, Cantonese, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rated NR: _
Election 2 (Johnnie To, 2006)
To’s follow-up continues the story of gangster Jimmy (Louis Koo) as he struggles for control of the Triad. Further complicating the intra-gang rivalries are the interventions and manipulations of powerful outside forces, who have a vested interest in seeing one side or another in charge of Hong Kong’s criminal activity. Packed with top-notch suspense and action sequences and a deep sense of paranoia, the Election films remain To’s definitive statement on the relationship between Hong Kong and China in the years after the Handover.