Life Without Principle

Synopsis: Three people - a criminal, a bank officer and a cop - end up in a catastrophic situation in the midst of a global economical crisis and are forced to betray any morals and principles to solve their financial problems.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Johnnie To
Production: Indomina Releasing
  15 wins & 16 nominations.
107 min

Excuse me Sir.

- You can't leave.

- Where are you going7

Inspector is coming,

He's got questions for you.

- You can't leave

- Go back,

Go back in.

You can't leave like this.

- Inspector Cheung.

- Let me go...

- Pal,

- Sergeant

What's the situation?

Take your hands off.

Hey, what are you doing?

Why don't you let me go?

I can't let you go out and

bad mouth my place.

But there's a dead body.

You owe me 2 months rent.

Take my deposit!

You can't leave...

Don't move.

I'm Inspector Cheung.

You two are not going anywhere.

We need your testimony.

What's happened?

The residents said

they could not see the actual incident.

Anyone one saw where the suspect goes?



Victim's name is CHEN, 65 years old.

Already been sent to

United Christian hospital.

He lived here for years.

Assailant's name is LEE, 68 years old.

He'd also been living here for many years.

He doesn't have a steady job.

Lee fled after slashing Chen.

Where's Lee's room?

Over here.


Look at the view.

- I will late for 20min

- This way.

Ocean view. Beautiful.

Harbor is over there.

Let's see the rooms.

Hi, Mr, Cheung.

Here's the kitchen.


It's got a terrace.

I'll call you back.

Come. Let's see the rest.

This way.

This room also has a view. Come.

Good light in here.

Now, the master bedroom.

Mountain view.

Sea view.

Market is heating up.

China investors will return after New Year.

This is a great investment.

Interest rate is low...

- They can lease it out for

- For this one up here,

with such a nice view - I'm on my way.

- I'd say it can go up to 30K.

- I have to go,

When will you decide?

We should think this over.

We need a place to live.

Property price is soaring.

We can't afford it in the future.

Let's talk tonight. I have to go.


I have another client.

He's also interested in the flat.

Please make a decision soon.

Good morning.

What can I do for you?

Good morning.

Why are the lines in red and green?

Green line is for banking transactions,

including withdrawals and deposits.

Red line is...

for investment services,

including stock trading and funds.

So what can we do for you?

China investors are leaving for New Year.

We should target local riches.

Trusts for good times,

insurance for bad times.

People have to invest their cash somewhere.

Just the difference on where you invest it.

Our latest unit trust: "Wealth Co. "

HK$2 million, This is your quota.

It was HK$8 million.

Now reduced as season ends.

So take it as a favor from me.

The trust invests in BRIC countries.

Risk evaluation is "High. "

Fund department already briefed you.

I won't repeat here.

Let's take a look at your

latest performance.

This graph shows the best and the worse.

You know who you are.

I'll briefly comment.



You and Jeff did great.

But Tiffany came out on top.

Congratulations, Tiffany.

Allan, great improvement.

Very good. Keep it up!


Jenny, what about you?

You're 1 million behind.

There's two weeks left.

No problem. I'll call 50 clients a day.

If I make one deal per day,

I'll over-achieve the target.

Good! Remember our bank's motto:

"Clear goal opens new roads".

Season's almost over.

I wish you a Happy New Year.

Meeting adjourned.

It was so close,

lucky that I could answer her immediately.

If she tells me to see her after work,

I'm sure I'll be fired.

You're doing good business.

We're promoting a new unit trust.

It invests in BRIC...

I just bought a flat.


Do you need to take a mortgage?

Have you considered our bank?

It's taken care of.

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