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Life Without Principle (奪命金) (Free Screening)


107 mins | M | 2011 | Hong Kong

Director: Johnnie To
Writers: Au Kin Yee, Wong King Fai
Starring: Lau Ching Wan, Richie Jen, Denise Ho, Myolie Wu

Celebrated Hong Kong auteur Johnnie To returns with one of what he calls his “personal films," a dramatic thriller set during a financial crisis in the East Asian market. An ordinary bank teller turned financial analyst (Denise Ho) is forced to sell high-risk securities to her customers in order to meet her sales target. Thinking he can earn easy money to post bail for a buddy in trouble, small-time thug Buzzard (Lau Ching-wan, one of the finest actors in Hong Kong cinema today) tries his luck in a mainland China gangster-run gambling operation that bets on the futures market. Straight-arrow police inspector Cheung (To regular Richie Ren), who enjoys a stable career and comfortable middle-class lifestyle, suddenly needs money when his wife makes a down payment on a luxury flat she can't afford.

Three people in desperate need of money encounter one bag containing five million dollars of stolen cash. What sort of principles apply in a life where money determines everything?

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Speaker/Host: ANU Film Group
Venue: HC Coombs Theatre, Building 8a, Fellows Road, ANU
From: Saturday, 11 August 2012 - 10:23 PM
To: Sunday, 12 August 2012 - 12:10 AM
Enquiries: ANU Film Group on 6247 2425
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