PTU (film)

Directed by Johnnie To
Produced by Johnnie To
Written by Yau Nai-Hoi
Au Kin-Yee
Starring Simon Yam
Maggie Shiu
Lam Suet
Ruby Wong
Music by Chung Chi-wing
Cinematography Cheng Siu-Keung
Edited by Law Wing-cheung
Distributed by Mei Ah Film Production Co. Ltd.
Release dates
  • 17 April 2003 (2003-04-17)
Running time
88 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

PTU, also known as PTU: Police Tactical Unit, is a 2003 Hong Kong crime thriller film produced and directed by Johnnie To, starring Simon Yam, Maggie Shiu, Lam Suet and Ruby Wong.


The films follows a series of encounters of a patrolling Police Tactical Unit of one single night, where the team tries to help an Organised Crime and Triad Bureau Sergeant Lo Sa to retrieve his lost revolver after he was assaulted by a group of triad members. The films portrays police officers' use of extralegal means to achieve investigative result and reveal the complex relationships between criminals and police officers, hostility among criminals themselves, and even rivalry among different bureaux within the Police Force.



Awards and nominations

Cognac Festival du Film Policier

Golden Bauhinia Awards

Golden Horse Film Festival

Hong Kong Film Awards

Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards

Seattle International Film Festival



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