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Protege 2007

Posted under Chinese Movies by admin on Tuesday 24 February 2009 at 12:25

Protege-Andy Lau 2007 also Known as “Moon to”


The film tells of a well-intentioned narcotics agent, Nick (Daniel Wu) deep undercover in the heart of Hong Kong’s lucrative heroin trade. He is forced to deal with the hypocrisy and despair in a life of drugs and crime, as he plays protege to one of the key players of the game, “Banker” (Andy Lau). In the eight years he has been infiltrating the heroin industry, he finds himself corrupted by the easy money and his new found power. Unable to separate himself from his undercover persona, he immerses himself into his role as a drug trafficker.


People’s Reaction:

You don’t have to like Chinese films to appreciate this., 31 March 2007

Author: mr.happy from United Kingdom

I saw this movie in the Hong Kong IFC mall before I got the train to the airport. It is one of the best films I have ever seen. I am a huge Daniel Wu fan anyway, and I related to his relationship with his smack-head neighbour straight away, having lived with a smack-head with a little daughter. Some of the “it’s not my fault” statements by the neighbour and her slimy husband seemed very familiar to me. Judging by the reaction of other (Chinese) people in the cinema, it was familiar to them as well. I expect this film to be available soon on DVD. When it does I will buy it instantly. I can recommend it totally to any HK film fan, and to anyone else who appreciates films that make you think.

(Credited cast)
Andy Lau … Lin Quin
Daniel Wu … Nick
Louis Koo … Jane’s Husband
Jingchu Zhang … Jane (as Zhang Jing Chu)
Anita Yuen … Quin’s Wife
Nirut Sirichanya (as Nirut Sirijanya)
Mei-tian He … Sister of Quin’s Wife (as He Mei Tian)
Kai Chi Liu … Head of Customs Officers (as Liu Kai Chi)
Cheong Cheung (as Cheung Cheong)
Tung-Shing Yee … Officer Miu Chi-wah (as Derek Yee)
Tak Tang (as Tang Tak)
Bo Yuen … Cal (as Yuen Po)
Tsz Tung Tsei (as Tsei Tsz Tung)

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