Li Man-Ho comes to Hong Kong after his father's death following a double crossed peace meeting at the hands of a rival gang. The family's business begins to crumble as rival organizations stir violence and trouble in acknowledgment of this weakness. Li Man-Ho reluctantly agrees after pressure from other members to temporarily act as leader in order to restore stability and order. But he is soon faced with violence, betrayal and confusion, in this world he tried so long to avoid.
Chow Yun Fat’s forgotten classic.
This is perhaps one of the most brushed over films of not only the career of Chow Yun Fat, but of the Triad genre. The film features an intricate view of the Triad lifestyle, a kind of Hong Kong Godfather, highlighting the highs and lows of the lives these characters lead, and the consequences that follow their actions.