Plot & Details
The title of this Hong Kong crime tale translates as "dark flowers," slang for an underworld contract. While a gang war is developing, Macao cop Sam (Tong Leung Chiu-wai) takes on a gunman in a restaurant where bald Tony (Lau Ching-wan) is eating. After Sam goes to a mobster's restaurant where an informant is tortured, he finds a headless corpse in his apartment. Then a nightclub owner is murdered, and Sam moves fast to find the killer in an effort to prevent the gang war from escalating. However, he gets a full dose of action after he pins the crime on Tony.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Thriller
- Run Time: 83min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 09/13/2002
- Distributor(s): Sony
- Director(s): Yau Tat-chi
- Starring: Lau Ching-Wan , Tony Leung Chiu-Wai , Maggie Shiu , Mark Cheng , Lung Fong
- Themes: Rogue Cops,Criminal's Revenge,Assumed Identities,Obsessive Quests,Going Undercover,Triad
- Tone: Deliberate,Gritty,Visceral,Harsh,Stylized,Tense
- Keywords: bad-guy, gang-war, gangster, good-guy, informer, murder, outlaw [Western], police, police-investigation, rampage, restaurant, torture, war
- Language: Cantonese