Friday, November 4, 2016

Johnnie To's Office

In brief: In the global financial crisis following the Lehman Brothers collapse, feared and respected CEO, Miss Chang, prepares to list her billion-dollar company on the stock exchange. Chairman Ho Chung-ping — once her mentor, now her ally and lover — has promised her a wealth of shares in the company when it goes public. But when an audit exposes layer after layer of covert power plays and backroom dealings, it seems that the Chairman's promises may not be so easy for him to keep. Matters are further complicated by the arrival of young upstart, Lee Xiang, whose optimistic idealism throws a monkey wrench into Chang and Ho's ruthless scheming. A takedown of capitalist corruption and greed that's savvily packaged as a song-and-dance extravaganza, Johnnie To’s Office assembles a dream team of actors and professionals who deliver full-barrelled performances. Johnnie To’s first musical is kinetic, dazzling, and thrilling.

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