A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Macau, during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers, he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia.
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In Macau, a family is attacked by three killers and only the wife survives severely wounded. Her father, the French chef Francis Costello, travels to Macau to visit his daughter in the hospital and steals the photos of his daughter, her husband and two children from the police department to seek revenge against the killers. Costello stumbles with the independent hit-men Kwai, Chu and Fat Lok that are under contract with the mobster George Fung at his hotel and he hires the trio to hunt down the killer of his daughter's family. They locate the killers in Hong Kong and they travel to kill them. But they have a surprise when they discover who ordered to kill the family.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Johnny Hallyday||-||Francis Costello|
|Anthony Chau-Sang Wong||-||Kwai (as Anthony Wong)|
|Simon Yam||-||George Fung|
|Suet Lam||-||Fat Lok (as Lam Suet)|
|Ka Tung Lam||-||Chu (as Lam Ka Tung)|
|Sylvie Testud||-||Irene Costello|
|Siu-Fai Cheung||-||Wolf (as Cheung Siu Fai)|
|Ting Yip Ng||-||Crow (as Ng Ting Yip Berg)|
|Maggie Siu||-||Madam Wong (as Maggie Shiu)|
|Stanley Sui-Fan Fung||-||Tony (as Feng Tsui Fan)|
|Michelle Ye||-||Big Mama|
|Jo Kuk||-||Crow's Wife (as Jo Koo)|
|Elena Kong||-||Wolf's Wife|
|Kawing||-||Python's Wife (as Karen Chan)|
Alain Delon was originally attached but pulled out due to his dissatisfaction with the script. The producers then suggested Johnny Hallyday, whom Johnnie To had never heard of.
Third part of an informally established trilogy, with 'The Mission' (1999) and 'Exiled' (2006) being the previous installments. Among sharing a number of noted cast members (Anthony Wong, Simon Yam, Lam Suet) and locations (Macau), the films are primarily connected by certain ideas, such as - at times ironical - reflections on themes like brotherhood and loyalty; fatalism; and group dynamics. All three films also feature elaborate action sequences with a strong, almost geometrical sense of space.
Johnny Hallyday's character shares the same name as Jack Nicholson's character from The Departed. The only slight difference being the French "Francois Costello" instead of "Frank Costello".