This darkly grim film from Hong Kong earned high praise for excellent cinematography and a gritty, exciting story line. Directed by Wong Kar-wai, it stars handsome Leon Lai Ming as a jaded, pragmatic hit man undertaking his final assignment without much enthusiasm for his criminal line of work. Other important characters include his girlfriend, his employer, and a prominent businessman in the community. The cast includes Michelle Reis, Charlie Yeung, and Takeshi Kaneshiro. The plot unfolds in a complex manner, as many of the major characters cross one another's paths unaware of the full scope of events impacting them.