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A Better Tomorrow (Ying hung boon sik)

DFI Cinema

John Woo / Feature Narrative / Hong Kong / 1986 / 95 min / Colour
In Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Interests: Action, Drama, Crime
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.


  • Thu, Nov 3, 07:30 PM, MIA-A
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An ex-gangster tries to reform and reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang prove difficult to break.

About the Director

Born in southern China, John Woo grew up in Hong Kong, where he began his film career as an assistant director in 1969, working for Shaw Brothers Studios. He directed his first feature in 1973 and has been a prolific director ever since, working in a wide variety of genres before ‘A Better Tomorrow’ (1986) established his reputation as a master stylist specialising in ultra-violent gangster films and thrillers, with elaborate action scenes shot with breathtaking panache. After gaining a cult reputation in the US with ‘The Killer’ (1989), Woo was offered a Hollywood contract. He now works in the USA.


John Woo
Chan Hing Kai, Leung Suk Wah
Hark Tsui, John Woo
Kam Ma
Executive Producer
Wan Ka Man
Joseph Ko
Wong Wing Hang
Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung, Chow Yun Fat, Emily Chu, Lee Che Hung

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