was shown in Competition at the 2006 Venice Film Festival
. It was also shown at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival
, the 2007 Bangkok International Film Festival
, 2007 8th Jeonju International Film Festival
, 2008 Midnight Sun Film Festival
and the 2007 Seattle International Film Festival
Category III Rating
The film was awarded a Category III
rating (18+ restriction), particularly for one scene showing Simon Yam's character shaking hands with another gangster with their left hands turned around, making a triads
agreement handshake. The scene is present on the Mega-Star uncut Limited Edition DVD
. However, only the Category IIB cut version was released in Hong Kong theatrically.
was released in Hong Kong on October 19. The film, on opening weekend, grossed a total of HK$47,533. The film's total HK box-office take was $687,434.
It was later released in the United States with an R-rating by the MPAA
"for strong violence and some sexual content." Following its limited released in the United States
grossed US$20,351 on opening weekend. The film's total gross was $49,413.
acquired the North American
rights of Exiled
and the film was given a limited release as of August 31, 2007. The North American DVD
version of the film was released on January 11, 2008.
received fairly good reviews in the United States. The film is ...