Synopsis: A father comes to Hong Kong to avenge his daughter, whose family was murdered. Officially, he's French chef. Twenty years ago, he was a killer.
Actor, singer, icon Johnny Hallyday plays the lead, and French actress, twice Cesar-winner Sylvie Testud plays his daughter, in this new production scripted by Wai Ka-fai, where Johnnie To meets his favorite gang of actors: Anthony Wong, Lam Ka Tung, Lam Suet and Simon Yam.
Filming for Vengeance took place in Hong Kong for 60 days under a budget of HK$9 million ($11.5 million). Johnny Hallyday was surprised by the Hong Kong filmmakers' organization on the sets. While filming on the streets of Hong Kong, the crew reportedly relied on the use of pitch tents for comfort rather than booking luxury hotel rooms. Hallyday was also the only actor to have read the script; the other actors had no knowledge of the story ______________________________________________________
Character Introduction @ michelle-ye.com, Michelle Ye's Realm
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Paris Match magazine features a long interview with Johnny Hallyday about working on Johnnie To's VENGEANCE. The actor/singer/superstar talks it up about what it's like being on a Johnnie To set, what To is like as a director and says that he's not used to being treated so well. He also gives us the plot:
"Finally, Hallyday talked a little about his character, Francis Costello. He’s an ex-gangster, now chef. He’s french but his daughter is married to a chinese man, she lives in Hong Kong. But they’re going to be killed by the mob. So Costello comes there to find the killers, and kill them. He doesn’t speak chinese, but he’s helped by 3 local killers."
this movie looks good, and i cant wait to see it along with her other movies, but i guess i have to wait, and yeah that does look like gordon. i think it is him since they using chinese actors like that fat guy in the 2nd pic, i seen him in alot of movies especially triads ones.
hey kim, is the youtube thing inclusive of mich's eng part, i watched like twice but she din speak even...
Sorry for the confusion rain. The first link Michelle answers a questin in english.
The youtube link is just an English news story of Vengeance. Michelle only appears but does not speak. I thought I share that link too, since it explains the story in English and we get to see snippits of Michelle.