Young and Dangerous
Dir: Andrew Lau
Scr: Manfred Wong
Prod: Manfred Wong
Prod Co.: Jing's Production
Cast: Ekin Cheng Yi-kin, Jordan Chan Siu-chun, Gigi Lai, Ng Chi-hung, Jerry Lamb, Michael Tse, Jason Chu
1996 / Colour / D Beta / Cantonese / Chi & Eng subtitles / 99min
Director Andrew Lau, writer Manfred Wong and producer Wong Jing infused much-needed young blood into the gangster genre with this comic book adaptation. Shot in authentic locations like public estates and the crowded night streets of Causeway Bay, the film introduces a new generation of hair-dyeing, leather jacket-wearing triad members whose heroism ironically comes from staying true to the traditional code of honor and loyalty at all costs. Lau – also serving as cinematographer – employs a neo-realistic style to the film, leading his audience headfirst into this dangerous world of young criminals with his roving camera. Making loyalty and brotherhood hip again, Young and Dangerous is a cultural landmark that launched a hugely successful franchise with multiple sequels and spin-offs.
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