What do you get when you put Ringo Lam, Johhny To and Tsui Hark in command of a robbery film?
This is not a joke but the premise of Triangle. The name mirrors the three central characters and the three film directors who created this film. All of these directors names on their own is enough to carry a heavyweight Hong Kong film, I was afraid that it may be a case of too many cooks in the kitchen but my fears were unfounded.
Instead you get a complex drama that interplays the relationships and trials of three friends, local gangsters, corrupt police officers (which is ironic given that Hong Kong has one of the cleanest police forces in the world after a painful clean-up under Governor MacLehose and Commissioner Sutcliffe’s ICAC), a robbery, adultery and a spaghetti western-esque shootout with a dollop of comic timing.
To say any more would give the game away, just watch it.