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  • Sep 17, 2010
This film is the epitome of Hong Kong crime thrillers that it also inspired Martin Scorsese's THE DEPARTED.
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September 19, 2010
I wasn't a big fan of "The Departed." I wonder if I would like this one more.
September 20, 2010
I think you will enjoy this one more. Scorsese's almost took this movie scene-per-scene but it was missing some things such as the heart and soul; this movie had strong Buddhist undertones and the female characters (despite their limited screentime) had a significant role to play in the narrative. :)
September 28, 2010
Does sound more up my alley! I love films with Buddhist undertones and significant female roles. I'll let you know when I get around to a viewing.
 
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