PTU Movie Review Summary

Actors: Simon Yam, Suet Lam, Ruby Wong, Eddy Ko

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PTU is a movie produced and directed by Johnnie To in 2003. It earned 10 nominations for the Hong-Kong Academy Awards but only Johnnie To won the award in the Best Director category.
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The film follow the work of the Hong-Kong PTU (Police Tactical Unit) over the course of one night. PTU Officer Mike Ho agrees to help the anti-crime chief Lo find his gun lost during a fight with a gang. While Mike Ho and his squad are patrolling the streets and doing their usual night job, Lo desperately tries to find a way to recover his revolver. He'll even strike a deal with a mob boss who promises to return the gun to Lo if he hands over the person who murdered his son.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   police corruption    -   Japanese/Asian mob Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   lawmen

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Chinese


Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   China City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Any profanity?    -   None

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