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P.T.U.

Hong Kong, 2003 (MIFF 2003, Regional Focus)

Director: Johnnie To

From the Berlin Film Festival, Johnnie To's P.T.U. went back home to open the Hong Kong Film Festival. This remarkable, taut action/drama takes place over a single night in the lives of a Police Tactical Unit investigating a gangland hit (that will literally 'stick' with you forever) and trying to retrieve a lost service revolver. The rock solid cast move gracefully from comic interludes to heart-pounding fear. Photography and lighting make P.T.U. true Hong Kong noir and scenes of underworld interrogation will haunt you for weeks.

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