Mandarin Ài Yǔ Chéng
Directed by Alan Mak
Initial release July 2008 (France)
Box office 2.27 million HKD
Cantonese Ngoi Jyu Sing
Produced by Joe Ma
Director Alan Mak
Music director Mark Lui
|Screenplay Alan Mak, Joe Ma, Clement Cheng|
Cast Francis Ng, Gigi Leung, Daniel Chan, Dave Wong, Sam Lee
Similar Francis Ng movies, Movies about the Triads, Action movies
A War Named Desire is a 2000 Hong Kong action film co-written and directed by Alan Mak and starring Francis Ng, Daniel Chan, Dave Wang and Gigi Leung.
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Charles (Francis Ng) and James (Daniel Chan) are two brothers who lived with their grandmother during childhood. When Charles was eight years old, he committed an unexpected and unforgivable mistake, where he took HK$50,000 of cash from his grandmother's home and disappeared afterwards. James has held the grudge on his elder brother for his departure, not only for the fact that he took their grandmother's money, but mainly due to fact that his brother abandoned him without notice.
As the years go by, James has grown up and has met a good girlfriend, Jess (Pace Wu), while on the other hand, James became a member of a triad gang in Thailand, and is dating his triad brother, York's (Dave Wang) sister, Snow (Gigi Leung). After his grandmother dies, James finally have the opportunity to face down his past demon and he travels to Thailand with Jess to look for his brother.
LoveHKFilm gave the film a positive review praising the performances of Francis Ng and Gigi Leung, and director Alan Mak for allowing each character to have their own moments. So Good Reviews also gave the film a positive review, praising Mak's ability to accomplish visual storytelling, the cinematography by Chan Chi-ying, Nicky Li's action chorgoraphy and Ng's subtle performance.
The film grossed HK$2,269,655 at the Hong Kong box office during its theatrical run from 9 to 27 April 2000.