Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Island of Greed|
Actors: Andy Lau, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Paulyn Sun, Annie Wu, Kathy Kuo
Director: Michael Mak
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
A gutsy police detecive and his team of cops probe into the widespread illegal dealings of a criminal mastermind who schemes to redeem himself by running for government office in taiwan. Studio: Tai Seng Entertainment Re... more »
Intensity and politics
mr_minh | N/A, N/A Hong Kong | 01/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Michael Mak makes very intense movies. He also incorporates a lot of human internal struggles, although not so much in this one.Island Of Greed is about Taiwan's very tainted politics. In interviews Mak is very assured of the realism. It shows through the story, as some events are really familiar. But it's the movie-making, the story-telling, the actions that make this unforgetable. Incidentally, the current mayor of Taipei Ma Ying-Jiu is known to have done something like this.Lau has certainly delivered the honest cop, but the best actings are from Tony Leung and Annie Wu. Quite phenomenal."
A great view into gang related matters in Taiwan.
mr_minh | 12/14/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie tells about a conflict between a powerful gang leader (Leung) and the police detective (Andy Lau) and his team. Leung's and Lau's characters struggle throughout the movie (lots of action) and at the end, we see that a gang leader is not as cold blooded as he seems. There is coarse language, violence, and some pornography in the movie but the message of the story is strong..."