Directors' Showcase / UK premiere

Life without Principle (Dyut meng gam)

  • Johnnie To /
  • Hong Kong /
  • 2011 /
  • 107 mins

Denise Ho, Lau Ching Wan, Richie Jen, Myolie Wu, Lo Hoi Pang / Fiction / Cantonese

Johnnie To ingeniously portrays today’s economic crisis in the terms of a rollicking and complex suspense thriller. Set in Hong Kong during a few days of global financial upheaval, Life without Principle interweaves three characters in trouble: a police detective investigating a loan shark’s murder, an investment manager under pressure from her boss to sell high-risk instruments to elderly pensioners, and a low-level gangster who’s recruited to help sort out a failed financial scheme.

2012 Archive

Book Tickets

  • 23 June, 21:00 at Cameo 1

    Too late!

  • 28 June, 18:45 at Cameo 1

    Too late!

Bulk Buy
Buy 10 or more tickets for different films* and get a 35% discount.
Buy 6-9 different films* and get a 25% discount.
*excludes Opening and Closing

Want to save for later?

Login or Register to add this movie to 'My EIFF'. Build a list of all the movies you want to see during the festival and share it with your friends!


Login or Register to post / report comments

There are currently no comments.

2016 Festival Diary:

1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30

Click on a day to highlight movies on that day.

Films by Continent


Share this page

Share this Film Festival page with your friends and family.

Find Films By Strand

EIFF is split into Strands. Use them to help find your films.

What are the strands?

Featured Trailer