A Better Tomorrow 2018

BBFC RatingA Better Tomorrow 2018

A Better Tomorrow 2018
CertificateNot Rated
GenreAction, Crime, Drama
DirectorDing Sheng
Running Time1HR 54MINS
SeasonQFT50 Programme


Ding Sheng remakes John Woo's seminal Hong Kong crime thriller A Better Tomorrow for a new generation.

Wang Kai and Darren Wang, both of whom appeared in Ding's Railroad Tigers, plus television star Ma Tianyu step into updated versions of the roles made famous by Ti Lung, Chow Yun Fat and Leslie Cheung.

Zhou Kai (Wang Kai) heads a smuggling ring that ships goods from a coastal Chinese city to Japan. He has a younger brother, idealistic rookie cop Zhou Chao (Ma Tianyu), who knows nothing about his shady dealings. When Kai’s refusal to turn to narcotics creates a rift in the team, the insidious Rubberband sets Kai up on a deal that ends with his arrest. Three years later, Kai is released from prison and tries to live a quiet, humble life with his former partner-in-crime, Mark (Wang Talu). However, the unforgiving eyes of his brother and society at large stop him at every step. When Kai’s former criminal associates force Kai to return to the game, Kai, Mark and Chao are put on a collision path that will end in violence.

A Better Tomorrow 2018 pays homage to Woo’s original with plentiful references in the music and action sequences, while also giving its own spin to the classic crime action tale of bullets and brotherhood.

A Better Tomorrow 2018 will be released later in 2018. Special thanks to Golden Network Asia.



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