TRIVISA: Watch The New Trailer For Johnnie To Produced Crime Thriller

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TRIVISA: Watch The New Trailer For Johnnie To Produced Crime Thriller

Hong Kong's reigning king of crime cinema, Johnnie To, returns to the big screen in a producing role with the upcoming Trivisa. Frank Hui, Vicky Wong and Jevons Au direct the three part crime saga and after its selection to the Berlin International Film Festival and the release of an internationally minded trailer in the lead up to that there is now a first trailer for domestic audiences in Hong Kong. And while the footage continues to look absolutely fantastic this one is also notable for the obvious hoops one has to jump through to make a contemporary crime film in post-handover Hong Kong: i.e. you can pretty much only get away with it if you set it before China regained control of the island and blame all criminal activity on the lax supervision of the British.

Set in Hong Kong before its handover to China in 1997, the city's booming economy inadvertently attracts three infamous criminals from Mainland China to cross the border and make their fortune in Hong Kong. Trivisa is Sanskrit for "Three Poisons" - i.e. greed, hatred and bewilderment - which according to Buddhist teachings are the primary causes of all suffering. Each criminal is the epitome of one of these poisons, which in turn is the root of his utimate downfall.

Take a look at the new trailer - English subtitles included - below!



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CHUDMarch 3, 2016 10:08 PM

Looks good, but Chinese trailers are so deceiving, and To has been so hit-and-miss lately.

DooK_MDMarch 4, 2016 7:01 AM

He will make it up with THREE and ELECTION 3. People who had the chance to see this movie also had good things to say about it. There's still hope.

CHUDMarch 4, 2016 4:11 PM

Is Election 3 happening?

DooK_MDMarch 5, 2016 2:55 PM

Yes. To is known to start productions without the public's consent so he might secretly shooting as we speak.

Theodore WirthMarch 5, 2016 6:51 PM

I contend that To is the reigning king of crime cinema worldwide, not just HK. Even his misses are hits on my scorecard.

JigvellMarch 5, 2016 7:40 PM

I have this fantasy that Election 3 was already shot recently. To said in the past that for the 3rd part to happen HK/China politics would have to go through changes. Recent protests in HK are contributing to this. We see...