Hong Kong Cinemagic
Version française English version
 Capsule Reviews   English Board   Facebook  
 People
 Movies
 Movie Studios
 Glossary
 Your Settings

HKCine Search
Switch to Google Search
>> Help

 Film directors
 Actors
 Technicians
 Producers

 Drama & Opera

 Shaw Brothers
 Film Industry
 Cultural & Societal

 DVD Tests
 HK Cinema Books
 Where to buy?

 OST & Music
 PDF & E-books
 VIP Guestbook

 Site Map
 Editos Archives
 Staff
 Site History
 Links
 Visitor guestbook
 Aknowledgement
 HKCinemagic 2

Statistics :
11630 Movies
19215 People
1448 Studios
29 Articles
73 Interviews
12 DVD Reviews
32452 Screenshots
3722 Videos
The Mission    (1999)

 
 
 
Director :
Johnnie To Kei Fung

Action Director :
Cheng Ka Sang

 
Other titles : 枪火 (HK Title)
鎗火 (HK Title)
Cheung Fo (HK Title)
Country : Hong Kong
Film Company : Milkyway Image (HK) Ltd.
Genre : Crime / Triad
HK Category : I I B
Runtime : 84 min.
Video : Colour
Audio : Speaking (Cantonese)
HK Gross : 4.619 M. HK$
 
Trailer
   
 
 
 Cast :  
Francis Ng Chun Yu
Anthony Wong Chau Sang
Lam Suet
Eddie Ko Hung
Simon Yam Tat Wah
Roy Cheung Yiu Yeung
Jackie Lui Chung Yin
Wong Tin Lam
Keiji Sato
     
  
 (full cast & crew)

Plot

Five former triads member are choosen to protect a gang boss who needs help.
 
  Review  

Milkyway Image company at full speed produced end of 1999 a film with a basic scenario but which shines thanks to the excellence of its production value and the acting chops of its seasoned cast (Anthony Wong as a hairdresser !). The gunfights are very well staged (particularly in the mall) and each sequence proposes a great many ideas (in addtion to this, one can see split-screens, dear to Brian de Palma). This is an excellent directorial effort from Johnnie To.
 
  Notes  
1.  Martin Chappell, the sound designer of Tsui Hark's Time and Tide, also designed The Mission sound effects. He went as far as creating a distinctive sound for each gun of Curtis team members (source: Interview with Martin Chappell by David Bordwel).  
2.  2000 Fant-Asia Film Festival (Montréal, Québec, Canada) :
- 3rd place for Best Asian Film
 
3.  2000 Golden Bauhinia Awards (Hong Kong, China) :
- Golden Bauhinia for Best Director
- Golden Bauhinia for Best Picture
- Golden Bauhinia for Best Supporting Actor (Roy Cheung)
 
4.  2000 Golden Horse Film Festival (Taipei, Taiwan) :
- Golden Horse Award for Best Actor (Francis Ng)
- Golden Horse Award for Best Director
 
5.  2000 Hong Kong Film Awards (Hong Kong, China) :
- Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director
- Nomination for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Action Choreography
- Nomination for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film Editing
- Nomination for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Original Film Score
- Nomination for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Picture
- Nomination for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (Lam Suet)
 
6.  2000 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards (Hong Kong, China) :
- HKFCS Award for Best Director
- HKFCS Award for Best Film
 
Top 

Crew and cast galleries
 
 Crew : (when available)  (Hide)  (full cast & crew)

Director :
Johnnie To Kei Fung

Action Director :
Cheng Ka Sang
 
 Cast : (when available)  (Hide) (full cast & crew)

Francis Ng Chun Yu

Anthony Wong Chau Sang

Lam Suet

Eddie Ko Hung

Simon Yam Tat Wah

Roy Cheung Yiu Yeung

Jackie Lui Chung Yin

Wong Tin Lam

Keiji Sato
 
Top 

Movie Trailer
 

[Trailer] The Mission (1999)
[Normal] - [Zoom]
Your message must be at least 30 chars long (aprox 1 line).

   
Are you sure you want to place an alert for this video ?   
 
Top 

Article Links
 Secondary Article Links   (Show)

 
Article Links (French only)  
 Secondary Article Links (French only)   (Show)

 
Interview Links  
 Secondary Interview Links   (Show)

 
Interview Links (French only)   (Show)  
 Secondary Interview Links (French only)   (Show)

 
DVD Review Links (French only)  
 Secondary DVD Review Links (French only)   (Show)
Top

 Advertise with Google AdSense   Submit a review   Contact   FAQ   Terms of use   Disclaimer   Error Report  
copyright ©1998-2013 hkcinemagic.com