Project Gutenberg. 2018. China. Directed by Felix Chong. 148 min.
When Lee Man (Aaron Kwok) is disparaged as a copycat artist, he finds his talent coveted for a very different kind of artistic work. Approached by a mysterious man called Painter (Chow Yun-fat), Lee reluctantly agrees to help produce the perfect counterfeit US banknote. Chow is at his suave best as a manipulative kingpin masterminding a criminal empire. Kwok shines as the grudging artist conflicted by his evolving identity. Best known for writing Infernal Affairs (2002) (remade in 2006 by Martin Scorsese as The Departed), Felix Chong wrote and directed this twist-filled crime thriller about a man fighting his own demons. Courtesy of Magnum Films