An ordinary bank teller turned financial analyst is forced to sell high risk securities to her customers in order to meet her sales target. A small-time thug delves into the futures index hoping to earn easy money to post bail for a buddy in trouble with the law. A straight-arrow Police inspector who has always enjoyed his middle income lifestyle is suddenly desperate for money when his wife puts a down payment on a luxury flat she can't afford and his dying father wants him to look after a young half-sister he never knew he had. Three little people who are in dire need of money for the predicaments in their respective lives have nothing in common until a bag of stolen money worth $5m pops up and lands them in an intricate situation that forces them into making soul searching decisions about right and wrong and everything in between on the morality scale. Expanding the parameters of the genre and boasting a stellar cast that includes Lau Ching-wan, Richie Jen, Denise Ho, Myolie Wu, Felix Wong and Cheung Siu-fai, Johnnie To's "Life Without Principle" is a riveting thriller that examines the human components on the subject of money and its effects on people when the going gets tough.
|Singh Hartihan Bitto|