Life Without Principle (2011)

Director
Johnnie To

Main cast
Sean Lau; Richie Ren; Myolie Wu; Denise Ho; Philip Keung

Genres
Action, Thriller, Crime

Description
A criminal, a bank clerk and a police officer find their destinies entwined when a loan shark gets assaulted after having withdrawn $10 million from the bank in the midst of the world financial crisis.


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