Official film poster
|Mandarin||Shù Dà Zhāo Fēng|
|Cantonese||Syu6 Daai6 Ziu1 Fung1|
|Music by||Nigel Chan|
|Distributed by||Media Asia Distributions|
Trivisa is a 2016 Hong Kong action crime thriller film produced by Johnnie To and Yau Nai-hoi, featuring the directorial debuts of newcomers Frank Hui, Jevons Au and Vicky Wong Wai-Kit. The film is a fictionalized story about three real-life notorious Hong Kong mobsters, Kwai Ping-hung, Yip Kai Foon and Cheung Tze-keung, who are portrayed in the film by Gordon Lam, Richie Jen and Jordan Chan respectively. The film had its world premiere at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival's Forum section. The film also opened the 40th Hong Kong International Film Festival on 21 March 2016 and was theatrically released in Hong Kong on 7 April.
In early 1997, mobsters Kwai Ching-hung, Yip Kwok-foon and Cheuk Tze-keung, whom have never met one another, are all in Hong Kong. Thereafter, rumour has it that Hong Kong's three most notorious mobsters, known in the underworld as the "Three Kings of Thieves", are plotting together to score a final hit before the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong. However, none are initially aware of the rumour.
Yip is living as a fugitive after a gunfight with the Royal Hong Kong Police. He now makes his fortunes by smuggling counterfeit electronics. Powerful and prestigious in the past, Yip must now grovel to high Chinese officials. Although successful in his business, he becomes depressed. When the rumour comes to him, he feels the urge to give up everything and pick up his gun once again to join forces with the others.
Kwai is very cautious and uses several pseudonyms to hide his identity. Although the scale of his crimes is nowhere as large as Yip's and Cheuk's, but he has managed to commit repeated robberies that are totally unknown to the police. Small-scale robberies, which have become his expertise, have minimal risk but also little profit. As he hears of the rumour, he realizes that he will make a large fortune by collaborating with Yip and Cheuk. He initially restrains himself and chooses to ignore it. However, Cheuk begins to have second thoughts.
Cheuk has recently abducted the son of a rich tycoon and successfully extorted a ransom, all while under police surveillance. Wanting to raise the bar for himself, he hears about the rumour and becomes obsessed with the idea, going to extreme lengths to seek out Yip and Kwai.
- Gordon Lam as Kwai Ching Hung (季正雄, based on Kwai Ping-hung)
- Richie Jen as Yip Kwok Foon (葉國歡, based on Yip Kai-foon)
- Jordan Chan as Cheuk Tze Keung (卓子強, based on Cheung Tze-keung)
- To Yin-gor as commander
- Zhang Kai as Hong Qi
- Le Zi-long as Wong Lei
- Philip Keung as Fai
- Thimjapo Chattida as Noon
- Aoi Ma as Bo
- Lau Ka-yung as Master Sai
- Kam Loi-kwan as Kam
- Huang Kai-sen as Chung
- Tommy Wong as the fence
- Jimmy Wong as fisherman
- Lam Suet as Boss Fong
- Yuen Fu-wah as Chief Chen
- Yan Zi-fei as Chief Chen's mistress
- Law Chi-sing as Gui
- Ho Ka-wah as Guang
- Hui Ping-hang as Chief Long
- Li Ying-to as Chief Song
- Leung Kin-ping as Manager Fok
- Elliot Ngok as Ho Yu Kei
- Stephen Au as Inspector Wu
- Wan Yeung-ming as Old Dog
- Chiu Chi-shing as Condor
- Lee Man-piu as Long
- Frankie Ng as Ding
- Hung Yan-yan as Kun-xi
- Keung Kam-shan as policewoman
- Keung Kam-kui as policeman
- Wong Wai-tong as policeman
- Law Tsin-wong as news reporter
- Yu Tat-chi as Cheng Kin Kuen
- Yang Yu-fei as customs officer
- Hu Bin-hui as comrade
- Flora Cheung as informer
- Lam Ka-shing as customers officer
- Wong Gar-ling as informer
- Jamie Lee as informer
- Chow Pok-fu as informer
- Yan Ngai-to as informer
- Wong Che-keuong as informer
- Ng Kwok-ming as informer
- Cheung Pet-wu as informer
- Yeung Sai-ho as policeman
- Ursula Lin as waitress
Clarence Tsui of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a positive praising the performances of Richie Jen and Gordon Lam, the editing by Allen Leung and David Richardson and calls it "an impressive calling card signalling brighter cinematic futures." Fionaauala Halligan of Screen Daily praised the film's set design and editing and believes the film will "clearly attract festival interest.". Edmond Lee of the South China Morning Post rated film a score of 4/5 stars and praises the film's bold vision and how newcomer directors Frank Hui, Jevons Au and Vicky Wong "couldn't have made a stronger start to their fledgling careers."
The film grossed HK$3,392,095 during its first three days of release in Hong Kong and opening at No. 3 during its debut weekend. By the end of its fifth week, the film has grossed about HK$9,180,000.
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