Another highlight of Cannes is Vengeance, a brilliantly directed genre study from the Hong Kong master Johnnie To, in which the French legend Johnny Hallyday pays a blood-soaked visit to Macao. There he hires three Chinese gunmen (led by Anthony Wong), whom Mr. To consistently arranges in triangular formations that give his widescreen compositions incredible dynamism. With his ruined face and pale snake eyes Mr. Hallyday holds the screen while Mr. To shakes it up. (Manohla Dargis; The New York Times)

Director's Biography
Johnnie To, geb. 1955 in Hong Kong. Sein Schaffen, mit über 30 Credits als Produzent und Regisseur, zeichnet sich durch ein breites Spektrum an filmischen Werken aus und deckt dabei eine Vielzahl von Genres ab. Gründete mit Wai Ka Fai 1996 die Produktionsfirma Milky Way.

Filme (Auswahl): All About Ah-Long (1989), Heroic Trio (1993), The Longest Night (R: Patrick Yau Tat-Chi; 1998, Produzent), Expect the Unexpected (R: Patrick Yau Tat-Chi; 1998, Produzent), Fulltime Killer (2001), Breaking News (2004), Mad Detective (2007), The Sparrow (2008), Vengeance (2009)
Nachtsicht | Night Sight · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2010
Johnnie To
France / Hong Kong 2009
109 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Wai Ka Fai
Cinematography Cheng Siu Keung
Editing David Richardson
Music Lo Tayu
With Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Testud, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Ka Tung Lam
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