Johnnie To
HK, VR, China 2007
86 min

«Sparrow» is a common word used in Hongkong street slang for pickpocket. The term refers to the special dexterity needed to pluck people's wallets from their pockets - and possibly also to the necessity of having the flutter away quickly should one be discovered. Kei is one such «sparrow» - and a very professional one at that. He and his three partners earn a good living from digging deep into the pockets of oblivious passers-by moving along the crowded urban canyons of Hongkong. As far as Kei's concerned, it's all he needs to live a carefree life. One day the gorgeous Chun Lei comes into his sights. Kei is fascinated. But behind Chun Lei's good looks lurks a mysterious past. Kei falls in love with her - and he is not the only one. After having managed to turn the heads of his three colleagues, she reveals her true intentions. The «sparrows» are to steal a key that is of great importance to her. At first the task seems simple. But then another interested party appears on the scene in the shape of shy tycoon Mr. Fu.

  • Lam Ka Tung - B
  • Simon Yam - Kei
  • Kelly Lin - Chun Lei
  • Lo Hoi Pang - M. Fu
  • Law Wing Cheong
  • Kenneth Cheung
  • Chan Kin Chung
  • Fung Chih Chiang
  • Cheng Siu Keung
  • Martin Chappell
  • David Richardson
  • Xavier Jamaux
  • Fred Avril
  • Tony Yu
  • Stanley Cheung
Milkyway Image 1/F, Milkyway Bldg. 77 Hung To Road Kwun Tong, Hongkong T 2718 8929

Universe Films Distribution 18/F, Wyler Centre Phase 2 192-200 Tai Lin Pai Road Kwai Chung, Hongkong T 2416 3008

35 mm
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