#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Once a Thief is an action/comedy/romance movie involving the plight of three master thieves (in the mode of Pink Panther). All three were raised by the same father and in fact were most certainly street orphans. The story begins with a successful art heist followed by a pledge to make this the last crime ever for the trio. The plot revolves around the theft of a mysterious “cursed” painting and how its obsession affects the family.
Plot: Three art thieves try to re-steal a painting after their crime boss double-crosses them.
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Breezy caper with intrusive comedy asides
ONCE A THIEF (Zong Heng Si Hai)
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Sound format: Mono
Three professional thieves (Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung and Cherie Chung) steal a valuable painting coveted by their villainous mentor (Kenneth Tsang), leading to violent retribution.
John Woo redeemed the commercial failure of his masterpiece BULLET IN THE HEAD (1990) with this breezy comedy-caper, designed to restore his directorial fortunes at home and abroad. Originally conceived as a dark-hearted tragedy, Woo and co-screenwriter Clifton Ko (FOREVER YOURS) re-tooled the project for a Chinese New Year release, allowing the director to indulge his fondness for French New Wave cinema by setting much of the narrative within continental Europe, toplined by some of HK’s biggest – and most iconic – movie stars. Chow overplays his role as an experienced jewel thief who alienates his loved ones by refusing to take life seriously, while Cheung and Chung are sympathetic and beautiful as his trusted sidekicks (the scene in which they dance the tango at a swank party is one of the highlights of their respective careers). Typically of Woo, the action scenes are fluid, dynamic and endlessly inventive, photographed with glossy precision by world-class cinematographer Poon Hang-sang (SHANGHAI GRAND). Planned and executed within a three month period (!), the movie overcomes its rough edges and jarring comic interludes (get a load of that final scene!) to emerge as an irresistible blend of big stars, fancy glamour and creative set-pieces. Woo returned to the story in 1996 for a Canadian TV movie (using the same title) which was dismissed by fans and general audiences alike, and quickly disappeared. Stick with the original.
Original Language cn
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min)
Genre Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Director John Woo
Writer Janet Chun, Clifton Ko, John Woo (screenplay), John Woo (story)
Actors Yun-Fat Chow, Leslie Cheung, Cherie Chung, Kong Chu
Country Hong Kong
Awards 6 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France, Mandarin Laboratory (International) Ltd., Hong Kong
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm