AFS Presents: Johnnie To's Election
Like a Hong Kong Godfather, this gangster movie reaches for new depths in its exploration of the human beings who are also organized criminals. The elders of a large Hong Kong Triad gather to elect their next chief. When the flashy upstart loses despite all his bribes and coercions, she refuses to accept the outcome, so the elders and the rightfully elected chief (the great Simon Yam) must band together and restore order. Full of twists and fine performances, as well as To’s trademark technical perfection.