director John Woo shows off his lighter side in Once a Thief
, an action comedy caper starring the Better Tomorrow
team of Chow Yun Fat and Leslie Cheung! The two screen superstars play a pair of high-stakes art thieves who terrorize the French Riviera along with their glamorous partner Cherie Chung. Raised together since their days in the orphanage, the trio has been through thick and thin together, and in Chow and Cherie's case, romance has blossomed. But the trio gets double-crossed on their final job, and Chow is presumed dead. Leslie and Cherie are left to pick up the pieces, and even ignite their own romance, but when the criminal life comes knocking again, will they answer the call? And is Chow really dead, or will he return in classic cinema hero style to seek revenge?
Once a Thief blends action, comedy, and delirious cinema style into one fabulous, entertaining package. The stunning locations, the stars' peerless charisma, and John Woo's expert direction brings the world of these suave, devil-may-care art thieves to brilliant celluloid life! A major hit in Hong Kong, Once a Thief wonderfully demonstrates the charm, inventiveness, and sublime entertainment value that Hong Kong Cinema is known for!