• Directed by Johnnie To
  • Starring Ching Wan Lau, Richie Jen, Denise Ho
  • 2011 | 107mins | Hong Kong SAR, China | rated (18TBC)

The story of three characters: an ordinary bank teller is forced to sell high risk securities to her customers, a small-time thug who delves into the futures index hoping for easy money, and a police inspector who is suddenly desperate for money.

Curator’s Recommendation:

Three characters and three separate stories never met in the film but their fates intercrossed to each other. This film showcased how humanity distorted when a social crisis came.

Major Film Festival & Awards: 

68th Venice Film Festival Competition Selected Film

48th Golden Horse Awards Best Director, Best Original Script

“Hong Kong helmer Johnnie To finds greed to be the root of all evil in his patchy “Life Without Principle.”  - The Variety

This screening is part of The Heroic Mission: Johnnie To Retrospective , curated by Riley Wong, presented by UK-China Film Collab and Trinity CineAsia. Presented with IN CONVERSATION prior to the screening