I saw this and Election as a double feature two months ago. I loved them both and I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to write about them. They were perfect to see back-to-back but now the two movies kind of blend into one for me.
I do remember that this one had as many silly moments as the first and as many violent ones. But this one had even crazier scenarios like the interrogation scene complete with knives and rabid dogs. I also liked how this one played off the audience's knowledge of some of the gruesome moments from the first film to build up suspense. The one that comes immediately to mind is the murder while fishing scene from the first film that is slyly referenced to near the beginning of this one.
I really wish that I had written about these two months ago to be more specific about why I loved them so much. Trust me though - if you like gangster type movies, you can not go wrong with either of these movies. I also expect Martin Scorsese to remake them for Oscar purposes within the next few years.
Directed by Johnnie To
2006, Year of U.S. Release: 2007
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