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A man who gave up on himself is redeemed by new and unexpected challenges in this drama from Hong Kong filmmaker Johnny To. Sze-To (Louis Koo) was once a respected judo champion, but he became jaded and lost interest in the sport. Now, Sze-To is an alcoholic who runs a night club and wastes his spare time by spending a massive bankroll he stole from a rival in fight promotion on gambling and liquor. When Sze-To learns that the judo master who was his mentor and teacher has died, it knocks a hole in the wall of booze and despair he's built around himself, and soon two new challenges present themselves. Mona (Cherrie Ying) is an aspiring singer trying to break away from her overly controlling father who arrives at Sze-To's club looking for a gig -- and won't go away until she gets one. And Tony (Aaron Kwok) is a young martial arts prodigy who has heard of Sze-To's former skills in the judo ring; eager to test his skills against a true master, Tony challenges Sze-To to a match, encouraging Sze-To to begin familiarizing himself again with the art of the gentle way. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:July 22, 2005


Johnny To
Johnny To
Yau Nai-hoi
Au Kin-yee
Yip Tin-sing
Cheng Siu-keung
Peter Kam
Composer (Music Score)
Catherine Sie
Production Designer
Tony Yu
Art Director
Charles Heung
Executive Producer
Stanley Cheung
Costume Designer
Lee Sin-kwok
Sound/Sound Designer
May Mok
Sound/Sound Designer
Charlie Lo
Sound/Sound Designer