PTU (film)

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PTU
PTUposter.jpg
Directed by Johnnie To
Produced by Johnnie To
Written by Yau Nai-Hoi
Au Kin-Yee
Starring Simon Yam
Maggie Shiu
Lam Suet
Ruby Wong
Music by Chung Chi-wing
Cinematography Cheng Siu-Keung
Editing by Law Wing-cheung
Studio Milkyway Image
Distributed by Mei Ah Film Production Co. Ltd.
Release dates
  • April 17, 2003 (2003-04-17)
Running time 88 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese

PTU, also known as PTU: Police Tactical Unit, is a 2003 Hong Kong crime thriller film produced and directed by Johnnie To, starring Simon Yam, Maggie Shiu, Lam Suet and Ruby Wong.

Plot[edit]

The films follows a series of encounters of a patrolling Police Tactical Unit of one single night, where the team tries to help an Organised Crime and Triad Bureau Sergeant Lo Sa to retrieve his lost revolver after he was assaulted by a group of triad members. The films portrays police officers' use of extralegal means to achieve investigative result and reveal the complex relationships between criminals and police officers, hostility among criminals themselves, and even rivalry among different bureaux within the Police Force.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Cognac Festival du Film Policier

Golden Bauhinia Awards

Golden Horse Film Festival

  • Won: Best Screenplay (Yau Nai-Hoi and Au Kin-Yee)
  • Nominated: Best Actor (Simon Yam)
  • Nominated: Best Cinematography (Cheng Siu-Keung)
  • Nominated: Best Director (Johnnie To)
  • Nominated: Best Editing (Law Wing-cheung)
  • Nominated: Best Costume Design (Sukie Yip)
  • Nominated: Best Original Film Score (Chung Chi Wing)
  • Nominated: Best Picture (Johnnie To)
  • Nominated: Best Sound Effects (Martin Chappell)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor (Lam Suet)
  • Nominated: Best Visual Effects (Stephen Ma)

Hong Kong Film Awards

  • Won: Best Director
  • Nominated: Best Actor (Simon Yam)
  • Nominated: Best Cinematography (Cheng Siu-Keung)
  • Nominated: Best Film Editing (Law Wing-Cheong)
  • Nominated: Best Original Film Score (Chung Chi Wing)
  • Nominated: Best Picture (Johnnie To)
  • Nominated: Best Screenplay (Yau Nai-Hoi and Au Kin-Yee)
  • Nominated: Best Sound Effects (Martin Chappell)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actress (Maggie Shiu)
  • Nominated: Best Visual Effects (Stephen Ma)

Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards

  • Won: HKFSC Award (Johnnie To)
  • Won: Film of Merit

Seattle International Film Festival

  • Won: Asian Trade Winds Award (Johnnie To)

Sequels[edit]

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