films seen
18
average score
3.13*
nationality
Hong Kong - 57 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Long-time Johnnie To companion who wrote and co-directed many of To's films. Wai also directed some films of his own, which are slightly more lackluster, though rarely disappointing. No doubt an industry giant, just not when flying solo.

Rare treats

Mad Detective poster

Mad Detective

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Sun Taam
Specifics
Hong Kong [2007] - 89 mins
Genre
Crime
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4.5

Together with Sparrow, To proves himself to be one of the most interesting directors in cinema today. His genre films are strong, original and seamlessly executed and seem to lack any weak points.

The good stuff

Turn Left, Turn Right poster

Turn Left, Turn Right

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Heung Joh Chow Heung Yau Chow
Specifics
Hong Kong [2003] - 102 mins
Genre
Romance
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4.0

Turn Left, Turn Right is a simple, light-hearted drama, but conceptually quite strong and pure. The film demands that you go along with its concept and leave it at that.

Fulltime Killer poster

Fulltime Killer

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Chuen Jik Sat Sau
Specifics
Hong Kong [2001] - 102 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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4.0

Solid pieces

Fantasia poster

Fantasia

by Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Gwai Ma Kwong Seung Kuk
Specifics
Hong Kong [2004] - 103 mins
Genre
Comedy
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3.5
Help!!! poster

Help!!!

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Lat Sau Wui Cheun
Specifics
Hong Kong [2000] - 92 mins
Genre
Comedy
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3.5
The Peace Hotel poster

The Peace Hotel

by Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Woh Ping Faan Dim
Specifics
Hong Kong [1995] - 89 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Romance, Western
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3.5

The inoffensive

Written By poster

Written By

by Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Joi Sun Ho
Specifics
Hong Kong [2009] - 85 mins
Genre
Drama, Fantasy
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3.0
The Shopaholics poster

The Shopaholics

by Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Jui Oi Nui Yun Kau Muk Kong
Specifics
Hong Kong [2006] - 92 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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3.0
Himalaya Singh poster

Himalaya Singh

by Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Hei Ma Lai Ah Sing
Specifics
Hong Kong [2005] - 93 mins
Genre
Comedy
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3.0
1:99 Shorts poster

1:99 Shorts

by Fruit Chan, Teddy Chan, Stephen Chow, Wai-Keung Lau, Joe Ma, Alan Mak, Johnnie To, Brian Tse, Hark Tsui, Ka-Fai Wai, Mabel Cheung, Alex Law, Dante Lam, Adam Wong, Peter Ho-Sun Chan, Gordon Chan
Specifics
Hong Kong [2003] - 70 mins
Genre
Animation, Comedy, Drama
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3.0

Commissioned anthology that was made to lift the spirit of Hong Kong during the SARS epidemic. The who's who of Hong Kong cinema participated, but the result is a little uneven. Not too surprising considering the exterior motives behind this anthology, and there are a couple of worthwhile entries, but overall it's probably best to lower your expectations when watching this.

Running on Karma poster

Running on Karma

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Daai Zek Lou
Specifics
Hong Kong, China [2003] - 93 mins
Genre
Action, Drama, Thriller
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3.0
My Left Eye Sees Ghosts poster

My Left Eye Sees Ghosts

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Ngo Joh Ngan Gin Do Gwai
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 98 mins
Genre
Comedy, Family, Horror, Romance
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3.0
Fat Choi Spirit poster

Fat Choi Spirit

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Lik Goo Lik Goo San Nin Choi
Specifics
Hong Kong [2002] - 96 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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3.0
Wu Yen poster

Wu Yen

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Chung Mo Yim
Specifics
Hong Kong [2001] - 123 mins
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy
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3.0
Love on a Diet poster

Love on a Diet

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Sau Sun Nam Nui
Specifics
Hong Kong, Japan [2001] - 94 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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3.0
Needing You poster

Needing You

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Goo Laam Gwa Lui
Specifics
Hong Kong [2000] - 101 mins
Genre
Romance, Comedy
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3.0

Dubious filler

Love for All Seasons poster

Love for All Seasons

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Baak Nin Hiu Gap
Specifics
Hong Kong [2003] - 93 mins
Genre
Comedy
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2.0

Plain forgettable

Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 poster

Too Many Ways to Be No. 1

by Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Yi Ge Zi Tou De Dan Sheng
Specifics
Hong Kong [1997] - 90 mins
Genre
Action, Comedy, Crime
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