Director Wong Jing's ambitious recounting of the rise and fall of '30s-era Shanghai crime lord Cheng Daqi follows the young Cheng (Huang Xiaoming) through his flight from a trumped-up murder rap in his small town and his apprenticeship under the reigning gang boss (Sammo Hung). The adult Cheng (Chow Yun-Fat) finds the management of his empire complicated by the return of a lost love (Yolanda Yuan). Francis Ng, Feng Wenjuan, Kurata Yasuaki co-star. 119 min. Soundtrack: Mandarin; Subtitles: English; featurette; theatrical trailer. In Mandarin with English subtitles.