A Better Tomorrow

Self-styled gangsters fall from the top as their codes & ethics crumble from beneath. Woo relishes in the viscera of his action by placing it within the same worldview of his characters, yet he never flinches from showing its after effects. Take Chow Yun-Fat's Mark at the height of his powers, brazenly walking away from the carnage he inflicted, and the effect that two bullets to the leg have on his future. Impact trauma from the violence wouldn't work without the emphasis on interpersonal drama and a punishingly emotional performance from Ti Lung.

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