Johnnie To

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  • Native name: 杜琪峰
  • Also Known as: Johnnie To Kei Fung;To Kei Fung;To Kai Fung;杜琪峯;Johnny To;"To Sir"
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 22, 1955
  • Age: 64

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Johnnie To

  • Name: Johnnie To
  • Native name: 杜琪峰
  • Also Known as: Johnnie To Kei Fung;To Kei Fung;To Kai Fung;杜琪峯;Johnny To;"To Sir"
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 22, 1955
  • Age: 64
Johnnie To Kei Fung (born 22 April 1955) is a Hong Kong film director and producer. Popular in his native Hong Kong, To has also found acclaim overseas. Intensely prolific, To has made films in a variety of genres, though he is best known for his action and crime movies, which have earned him critical respect and a cult following (which includes Quentin Tarantino.)

His films, often made in collaboration with the same group of actors, screenwriters and cinematographers, frequently explore themes of friendship, fate and the changing face of Hong Kong society. Sometimes described as "multifaceted and chameleonic" due to his ability to switch tones and genres between movies, To is nonetheless seen as having a consistent style, which involves mixing subdued realism and social observation with highly stylised visual and acting elements.

He is best known for Sparrow (2008), Election (2005), Election 2:Triad Election (2006), Exiled (2006), Mad Detective (2007), Breaking News (2004), PTU (2003), Fulltime Killer (2001), Heroic Trio (1993), All About Ah-Long (1989) and The Mission (1999), considered by some to be To’s masterpiece and one of Hong Kong’s finest examples of a crime film to have come along, at that time.

To heads the Hong Kong-based production company Milkyway Image with his frequent co-director Wai Ka-Fai.

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Director
Year Title Type Rating
2016 Three
Movie
7.0
2015 Office
Movie
7.3
2014 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2
Movie
6.5
2013 Blind Detective
Movie
7.4
2013 Drug War
Movie
6.8
2012 Romancing in Thin Air
Movie
7.4
2011 Life without Principle
Movie
6.4
2011 Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Movie
7.2
2009 Vengeance
Movie
6.5
2008 Sparrow
Movie
7.5
2008 Linger
Movie
6.8
2007 Mad Detective
Movie
7.3
2007 Triangle
Movie
6.0
2006 Exiled
Movie
7.9
2006 Election 2
Movie
7.7
2005 Election
Movie
7.2
2004 Throw Down
Movie
7.8
2004 Breaking News
Movie
7.3
2004 Yesterday Once More
Movie
7.3
2003 Running on Karma
Movie
6.6
2003 Turn Left, Turn Right
Movie
7.6
2003 PTU: Police Tactical Unit
Movie
7.0
2003 1:99 Shorts
Movie
7.0
2002 My Left Eye Sees Ghosts
Movie
7.2
2002 Fat Choi Spirit
Movie
7.5
2001 Running Out Of Time 2
Movie
6.7
2001 Love on a Diet
Movie
7.3
2001 Fulltime Killer
Movie
7.8
2000 Needing You...
Movie
7.3
1999 The Mission
Movie
6.9
1999 Running Out Of Time
Movie
8.1
1997 Lifeline
Movie
6.7
1996 A Moment of Romance III
Movie
6.6
1993 Executioners
Movie
6.8
1993 The Mad Monk
Movie
7.8
1993 The Bare-Footed Kid
Movie
7.1
1993 The Heroic Trio
Movie
7.3
1992 Justice, My Foot!
Movie
7.4
1992 Lucky Encounter
Movie
5.0
1991 Casino Raiders 2
Movie
7.1
1991 The Royal Scoundrel
Movie
0.0
1990 The Fun, The Luck and The Tycoon
Movie
7.8
1988 The Big Heat
Movie
7.3
1988 The Eighth Happiness
Movie
9.0
1987 Seven Years Itch
Movie
6.5
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
1982 The Wild Bunch
Drama
6.3
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