Shu da zhao feng

樹大招風 = Trivisa - Shu da zhao feng

Trivisa

DVD - 2016 | Chinese
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In early 1997, mobsters Kwai Ching-hung, Yip Kwok-foon and Cheuk Tze-keung, whom have never met one another, are all in Hong Kong. Thereafter, rumour has it that Hong Kong's three most notorious mobsters, known in the underworld as the "Three Kings of Thieves", are plotting together to score a final hit before the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong. However, none are initially aware of the rumour. Yip is living as a fugitive after a gunfight with the Royal Hong Kong Police. He now makes his fortunes by smuggling counterfeit electronics. Powerful and prestigious in the past, Yip must now grovel to high Chinese officials. Although successful in his business, he becomes depressed. When the rumour comes to him, he feels the urge to give up everything and pick up his gun once again to join forces with the others. Kwai is very cautious and uses several pseudonyms to hide his identity. Although the scale of his crimes is nowhere as large as Yip's and Cheuk's, but he has managed to commit repeated robberies that are totally unknown to the police. Small-scale robberies, which have become his expertise, have minimal risk but also little profit. As he hears of the rumour, he realizes that he will make a large fortune by collaborating with Yip and Cheuk. He initially restrains himself and chooses to ignore it. However, Cheuk begins to have second thoughts. Cheuk has recently abducted the son of a rich tycoon and successfully extorted a ransom, all while under police surveillance. Wanting to raise the bar for himself, he hears about the rumour and becomes obsessed with the idea, going to extreme lengths to seek out Yip and Kwai.--IMDb.
Publisher: Hong Kong :, Panorama Corporation Limited,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital EX,rda
video file,DVD video,region 3,rda
Additional Contributors (Original Script): 許學文
歐文傑
黃偉傑
杜琪峰
游乃海
龍文康
伍奇偉
麥天樞
林家棟
任賢齊
陳小春
黃光亮
岳華
歐錦棠
林雪
尹揚明
姜皓文
吳志雄
劉家勇
熊欣欣
張穎
張大偉
陳浩然
梁展綸
陳樂中
Alternative Title: Trivisa

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jimg2000
Feb 11, 2018

Feb 10, 2018

1. From wiki: In Buddhist teaching, Trivisa is the Sanskrit term for the three poisons (or the three unwholesome roots): greed - 貪, anger - 怒 and delusion - 妄想 that give rise to suffering - 痛苦. Perfect description of the three Kings of Thieves.

2. Won best film, best director, best screenplay, best editing and best actor in 2017 36th Hong Kong Film Awards.

3. From the interviews in "Extras," the film makers wanted to make a film to reflect the violent money-centric culture during the transfer process of sovereignty from UK to China in 1997.

4. South China Morning Post review:
The film is bookended by news footage from 1997, complete with mentions of the Sino-British Joint Declaration and the pledge of 50 years unchanged. Its ostensibly apolitical narrative charts the crisscrossing destinies of three notorious criminals – loosely based on the real-life figures of Yip Kai-foon, Kwai Ping-hung and Cheung Tsz-keung – before fate catches up with them on the eve of the handover.

5. Their seemingly random presence at a Guangzhou restaurant (Fengman = 風滿樓) in early 1997 was a nice fateful twist to the drama.

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tj_is_cool
Sep 21, 2016

Good start, dud ending.

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jimg2000
Feb 11, 2018

The arrangement for Hong Kong contained in the agreement are not measures of expediency. They are long-term policies which will be incorporated in the Basic Law for Hong Kong and preserved intact for 50 years from 1997. It is the common interests as well as shared responsibilities of China and Britain to ensure the Joint Declaration is fully
implemented with no encumbrances.
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A TV set sells for $2K in Hong Kong and $8K in China. They earn millions of dollars in each transaction.
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I came here to borrow money from Mr Tycoon. Is that a crime?
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We will be fatter than Chow Yun-fat!
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"Whoring, gambling, drinking, roaming... and smoking are the hobbies of a king." Your mantra.
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Mainlanders are numskulls.

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