Tony Leung, Aaron Kwok Star in “Theory of Ambitions”

Directed by Philip Yung (翁子光), the upcoming Hong Kong crime thriller film, Theory of Ambitions <風再起時>, is highly anticipated due to its nostalgic 1960s mood and strong leading cast, which includes Tony Leung (梁朝偉) and Aaron Kwok (郭富城). 

The story centers around the true story about four corrupt police officers, notoriously known as the “Big Four Inspectors”. Tony and Aaron will portray Nam Kong and Lui Lok respectively, while Michael Chow (周文健) stars as Hon Sam and Patrick Tam (譚耀文) will portray the role of Ngan Hung. The four inspectors took advantage of the rampant corruption in the police force and oversaw a large majority of British Hong Kong’s organized crime.

The film mainly follows the rivalries of Tony and Aaron, two ambitious cops who rose to the top of the police force during British rule. The film will also retell the famous account of when Lui Lok, portrayed by Aaron, wiped out one of the four biggest triads in Hong Kong, the 14K, in 1955, earning him his reputation and continued success in the police force.

This will be the first time that film kings Tony and Aaron will star alongside one another. Aaron recalled that he had collaborated once with Tony in 1988 while filming Everybody’s Somebody’s Favourite <都市方程式>. However, because Tony only had a guest role in the movie, he does not recall the event. Aaron said, “I did ask Tony, but he has already forgotten about it. Our opportunity to work together this time will make up for it. We’re both very confident and excited about our collaboration this time. It will be memorable.”

Theory of Ambitions is set for release at the end of 2018.


This article is written by Huynh for

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  1. Haha the irony! Aaron Kwok played Lui Lok’s son in Lee Rock II. Now he is playing Lui Lok himself!

  2. Patrick Tam! Love him. He’s great in any character.

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