A stylized battle of this nature should come expected in the pantheon of Johnny To films. The fact that minutes later all four assassins are helping to rebuild and refurnish the apartment may not be expected. As it turns out, the four hitmen, and the target in question, are all old friends. Two of the hitmen have been called to take out the target while two have taken it upon themselves to protect the target. Blaze (Anthony Wong), the alpha-male of the group, lays down his guns but promises the target, his friend Wo (Nick Cheung), that he will have to kill him eventually.
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Chow Yun-Fat stars as an undercover cop who infiltrates a jewelry crime ring but develops a friendship with one of the criminals while arousing genuine suspicion in the police force. This is a lot clearer in retrospect than while watching the film -- the whole affair being confusing and poorly explained.
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'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.