Help identifying an Asian gangster film please...

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Help identifying an Asian gangster film please...

Unread post by Ishtra31 » 22 Aug 2015, 21:41

I saw the tail end of an Asian film a few years ago that looked absolutely brutal. I'd love to see it in its entirety but don't know what it is called. I don't know if it's Japanese or Korean, but it concluded with two gangsters supposedly meeting to confirm affable relations beside a river, only for one to bludgeon the other to death with a rock. Any one recognise the scene and the film it is from?

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Unread post by Yi-Long » 22 Aug 2015, 23:07

Sounds like A Dirty Carnival, or perhaps Friend.
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Unread post by Ishtra31 » 22 Aug 2015, 23:50

I posed an identical query on IMDB, and someone came back with the film I was thinking of there. It's a Hong Kong Triad film called the "Election". Looking forward to watching it again, and then its sequel, "Triad Election".

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Unread post by grim_tales » 23 Aug 2015, 00:09

Is that the Johnnie To movie? It was made/released in 2005 :)

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Unread post by Ishtra31 » 23 Aug 2015, 00:13

Yeah.

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Unread post by Ishtra31 » 23 Aug 2015, 00:15

Stumbled into the last twenty minutes of it on channel 4 several years ago. Blew me away. Looking forward to finally watching the full film.

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Unread post by Masterofoneinchpunch » 24 Aug 2015, 16:55

Ishtra31 wrote:I posed an identical query on IMDB, and someone came back with the film I was thinking of there. It's a Hong Kong Triad film called the "Election". Looking forward to watching it again, and then its sequel, "Triad Election".
Great film. I came too late to answer. That is Simon Yam doing the head destruction there. There is an even more violent scene in Triad Election. I have both on Tartan Extreme DVD (R1) releases. Be careful of what you say when you fish with your boss. I'm a Johnnie To fan. I've seen 40 or so of his directed films. The sequel is good as well.

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Unread post by Markgway » 25 Aug 2015, 08:43

Have both Volumes on BD.
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