“An old-school Hong Kong gangster thriller with a comic touch … entertaining and oddly specific.” – Hollywood Reporter
Ghost, a retired triad boss, is revelling in the quiet life, trusting his empire of karaoke bars and massage parlours to live on in the work of his brothers-in-arms: Leung, Brother B and Uncle 2. But when rival gang leader Bill tries to muscle in on their turf, and Ghost and Leung fall for the same young girl who runs a teahouse, the stage is set for a showdown.
Gangster Pay Day is a sweetly nostalgic love letter to the triad melodramas of Hong Kong filmmaking’s Golden Age, with a subtle commentary on the current political climate in this turbulent city. Featuring a who’s who from the heyday of 1980s HK cinema including Infernal Affairs’ Anthony Wong, Gangster Pay Day is a sly riff on the inequalities and contradictions of China’s Hong Kong, dressed up in an unapologetic homage to the city’s cinematic history.