A Better Tomorrow
A Better Tomorrow is a 1986 Hong Kong action film directed by John Woo, and starring Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung and Chow Yun-fat. The film had a profound influence on the Hong Kong film industry, and later on an international scale. It was a landmark film, credited with setting the template for the heroic bloodshed genre, which was considerably influential in Hong Kong action cinema, and later Hollywood.
Sung Tse-Ho (Ti Lung) works for the Triad, whose principal operation is printing and distributing counterfeit US bank notes. Ho is a respected member of the organisation and is entrusted with the most important transactions. Mark Lee (Chow Yun-Fat), another high-ranking member of the group, is his best friend and partner in crime.
|author||Chan Hing-ka John Woo|
|award||Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film|
|genre||action crime drama|
|keywords||best friend betray capture computer tape counterfeit criminal life criminal past disown errand boy gang leader gang member kill law enforcement learn magnetic tape data storage new life obsess partner in crime police officer taiwan train triad walk warn wound wrongdoing|
|publisher||Cinema City & Films Co. Fortune Star Media Limited.|
|theme||buddy gangster neo-noir|