Triad Election

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3 out of 5 stars
Originally titled Election 2 (better to call it Re-Election?), Triad Election is the more resonant of the two. Bucking tradition, Wo Sing triad chairman Lok (Lam) wants a second term, but his businessman rival (Koo) wants the clan to go semilegit. A Wo Sing elder is pushed down a stairway and another is ground up and fed to dogs, but the movie’s most powerful component is political. After lavishing so much love on the rituals of Hong Kong gangsters, Triad Election finally finds those traditions usurped by the Chinese police.

By: Ben Kenigsberg

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