Life without Principle
(Dyut Meng Gam)
by Johnnie To
Director: Johnnie To
Script.: Milky Way Creative Team, Au Kin Yee, Wong King Fai
Cinema.: Cheng Siu Keung
Edit.: David Richardson, Allen Leung
Set.: Sukie Yip
Music: Yue Wei
Cast.: Lau Ching-Wan, Richie Jen, Denise Ho, Lo Hoi-Pang, Philip Keung, Myolie Wu
Production: Milkyway Creative Team, Johnnie To
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Year : 2011
35 mm, Color, 107 min, Cantonese Chinese with French Subtitles
Hong Kong, 2008. Three people’s lives are about to be shattered by the financial crisis: an ordinary bank clerk encouraging his clients to make risky investments in order to meet his financial objectives, a petty crook speculating to find enough money to put up bail for a friend in trouble with the law and a honest cop whose wife got into debt to buy a luxurious flat.
These three characters are worlds apart, until their relationship to money - and a mysterious bag with five million stolen dollars - push them to take crucial decisions despite their guilty conscience.
“It is a turbulent world. To survive people have no other choice than to play. No matter for how long you manage to follow the rules, sooner or later a part of you will be lost”. Johnnie To.