Ghost-directed by Johnnie To, which is evident in the color scheme, where the suffusion of red and blue lighting from that one scene in THE BIG HEAT is taken to the extreme. Takeshi Kaneshiro plays a variation on his FALLEN ANGELS character in a hitman movie that threatens to turn into a romance at every turn, like Wong Kar-wai bursting out of Ringo Lam's chest.
I had read that the films made by other directors under Johnnie To's Milkyway production company can still be considered to be of Johnnie To's "house style" *, so I am considering this to be a Johnnie To film. Stylistically though, I found something that felt more akin to David Lynch's Twin Peaks than to any of To's other works (that I have seen - still very few). The music plays a big part in that, from the cool cheesy…