Cop on a Mission (2001)

Long time editor turned director Marco Mak Chi-Sin scores a major hit with this intense crime drama. His third directorial effort stars charismatic Daniel Wu Yin-Cho along with the always classy Eric Tsang Chi-Wai and beautiful Suki Kwan Sau-Mei.

A troubled undercover cop [Wu] falls victim to the trappings of the good life of a triad kingpin [Tsang] as he infiltrates his gang. Money and lust lead to madness, betrayal, and death. The screenplay by the mysterious Not A Woman is close to perfect. Action direction by Ma Yuk-Sing gives everything a tough, gritty look. Cinematography by Tony Miu King-Fai is crisp and evocative.

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