films seen
18
average score
3.13*
nationality
Hong Kong - 59 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

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Sun Taam
Specifics
2007 / 89m - Hong Kong
Genre
Crime
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
toplist position
Mad Detective poster

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

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Heung Joh Chow Heung Yau Chow
Specifics
2003 / 102m - Hong Kong
Genre
Romance
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Turn Left Turn Right poster

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

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Chuen Jik Sat Sau
Specifics
2001 / 102m - Hong Kong
Genre
Action, Crime
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
toplist position
Fulltime Killer poster

One of the films that foreshadowed a new beginning for Johnnie To. Stylish action, brooding crime and quirky details would come to define his films in the 00s. Fulltime Killer puts the most emphasis on action, but all the elements that would launch To as one of the prime HK directors of the decade are already present. Good stuff.

Solid pieces

Fantasia

by Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Gwai Ma Kwong Seung Kuk
Specifics
2004 / 103m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Fantasia poster

Help!!!

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Lat Sau Wui Cheun
Specifics
2000 / 92m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Help!!! poster

The Peace Hotel

by Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Woh Ping Faan Dim
Specifics
1995 / 89m - Hong Kong
Genre
Romance, Action, Crime, Western
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
The Peace Hotel poster

The inoffensive

Written By

by Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Joi Sun Ho
Specifics
2009 / 85m - Hong Kong
Genre
Drama, Fantasy
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Written By poster

The Shopaholics

by Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Jui Oi Nui Yun Kau Muk Kong
Specifics
2006 / 92m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
The Shopaholics poster

Himalaya Singh

by Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Hei Ma Lai Ah Sing
Specifics
2005 / 93m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Himalaya Singh 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
2003 / 70m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Animation
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
1:99 Shorts poster

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

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Daai Zek Lou
Specifics
2003 / 93m - Hong Kong
Genre
Drama, Action, Thriller
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Running on Karma poster

Fat Choi Spirit

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Lik Goo Lik Goo San Nin Choi
Specifics
2002 / 96m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Fat Choi Spirit poster

Love on a Diet

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Sau Sun Nam Nui
Specifics
2001 / 94m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Love on a Diet poster

Wu Yen

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Chung Mo Yim
Specifics
2001 / 123m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Wu Yen poster

Needing You

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Goo Laam Gwa Lui
Specifics
2000 / 101m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Needing You poster

My Left Eye Sees Ghosts

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Ngo Joh Ngan Gin Do Gwai
Specifics
2002 / 98m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Romance, Horror
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
My Left Eye Sees Ghosts poster

Dubious filler

Love for All Seasons

by Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Baak Nin Hiu Gap
Specifics
2003 / 93m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Love for All Seasons poster

Plain forgettable

Too Many Ways to Be No. 1

by Ka-Fai Wai
Also known as
Yi Ge Zi Tou De Dan Sheng
Specifics
1997 / 90m - Hong Kong
Genre
Comedy, Action, Crime
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Too Many Ways to Be No. 1 poster