Three (2016 film)


Teaser film poster
Traditional 三人行
Simplified 三人行
Mandarin Sān Rén Xíng
Cantonese Saam1 Jan4 Hang4
Directed by Johnnie To
Produced by Johnnie To
Yau Nai-hoi
Screenplay by Yau Nai-hoi
Starring Louis Koo
Zhao Wei
Wallace Chung
Media Asia Films
iQiyi Motion Pictures
Impact Media Company
Beijing Baidu Netcom Science Technology
Shanghai Gewa Business Information Consulting
Wuxi Soulpower Culture Media
Media Asia Distributions (Beijing)
China Film Media Asia Video Distribution
Milkyway Image
Distributed by

Media Asia Distributions
Media Asia Film Distribution (Beijing) (China)
Iqiyi Pictures (China)

Release dates
  • 24 June 2016 (2016-06-24) (China)
  • 30 June 2016 (2016-06-30) (Hong Kong)


Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office CN¥100.4 million (China)

Three is a 2016 Hong Kong-Chinese action film produced and directed by Johnnie To and starring Louis Koo, Zhao Wei and Wallace Chung. The film was released on 24 June 2016 in China and 30 June 2016 in Hong Kong, while it is also slated to be the closing film of the 2016 Taipei Film Festival on 10 July 2016.[3]


A thug is shot in the head by a cop due to miscommunication during an interrogation and is taken to the hospital. In the hospital, he claims human rights to refuse surgery to remove the bullet inside his head in order to bide time for his underlings to rescue him. The detective in charge sees through his scheme but decides to play along so as to capture his whole gang once and for all.



Production for Three began in Guangzhou in March 2015[4] wrapped up on 24 July of the same year.[5] The film was mainly shot in a hospital that was built by the props team.[6]


The film has grossed CN¥100.41 million in China.[1] On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an 91% "fresh" rating based on 23 reviews.[7]Metacritic reports a 71 out of 100 rating based on 10 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[8]

Awards and nominations

List of awards and nominations
Award Category Nominee Result
The 53rd Golden Horse Awards Best Director Johnnie To Nominated
Best Original Film Score Xavier Jamaux Nominated


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