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
Edited by Law Wing-cheung
Production
company
Distributed by Mei Ah Film Production Co. Ltd.
Release date
  • 17 April 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 film follows a series of encounters of a group of patrolling Police Tactical Unit troopers during one night, which starts off when the patrol-team tries to help a sergeant of the Organised Crime and Triad Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force, Lo Sa, to retrieve his lost service-issue revolver after he was assaulted by a group of triad members. The films portrays the police officers' use of extra-legal means to achieve the results of investigations and reveals the complex relationships between criminals and police officers, the hostility amongst criminals themselves and even the rivalry among different bureaux within the Hong Kong 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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