Johnnie To

Johnnie To

  • Birthday: 1955-04-22
  • Place of birth: Hong Kong
  • Also know as: ジョニー・トー

Biography

Johnnie To Kei-Fung, born 22 April 1955, is a Hong Kong film director and producer. Popular in his native Hong Kong,  To has also found acclaim overseas. Intensely prolific, To has made films in a variety of genres, though in the West he is best known for his action and crime movies, which have earned him critical respect  and a cult following. His films, often made in collaboration with the same group of actors, screenwriters and cinematographers, frequently explore themes of friendship, fate and the changing face of Hong Kong society. Sometimes described as "multifaceted and chameleonic"  due to his ability to switch tones and genres between movies, To is nonetheless seen as having a consistent style, which involves mixing subdued realism and social observation with highly stylized visual and acting elements. To heads the Hong Kong-based production company Milkyway Image with his frequent co-director Wai Ka-Fai.

Filmography

Production

Running Out of Time

1999

As Producer

Running Out of Time

1999

As Director

Sparrow

2008

As Director

Triangle

2007

As Executive Producer

Triangle

2007

As Director

Running on Karma

2003

As Director

Triangle

2007

As Producer

Accident

2009

As Producer

PTU

2003

As Director

Throw Down

2004

As Director

Justice, My Foot!

1992

As Director

Breaking News

2004

As Director

Breaking News

2004

As Producer

Fulltime Killer

2001

As Director

Fulltime Killer

2001

As Producer

Yesterday Once More

2004

As Director

Exiled

2006

As Director

Turn Left, Turn Right

2003

As Director

Mad Detective

2007

As Director

Fat Choi Spirit

2002

As Director

Love on a Diet

2001

As Director

Election 2

2006

As Director

The Heroic Trio

1993

As Director

Eye in the Sky

2007

As Producer

Running Out of Time 2

2001

As Director

Second Time Around

2002

As Producer

Needing You...

2000

As Director

Love for All Seasons

2003

As Director

Help!!!

2000

As Director

Wu Yen

2001

As Director

My Left Eye Sees Ghosts

2002

As Director

The Mission

1999

As Director

Election

2005

As Director

Vengeance

2009

As Director

Happy Ghost III

1986

As Director

A Moment of Romance

1990

As Producer

Expect the Unexpected

1998

As Producer

Life Without Principle

2011

As Producer

Life Without Principle

2011

As Director

The Mad Monk

1993

As Director

All About Ah-Long

1989

As Director

The Eighth Happiness

1988

As Director

Where a Good Man Goes

1999

As Director

A Hero Never Dies

1998

As Director

Tactical Unit - The Code

2008

As Producer

Romancing in Thin Air

2012

As Director

Casino Raiders II

1991

As Director

The Big Heat

1988

As Director

Drug War

2012

As Director

Linger

2008

As Director

Linger

2008

As Producer

Comeuppance

2000

As Producer

Lifeline

1997

As Director

The Bare-Footed Kid

1993

As Director

Loving You

1995

As Director

Lucky Encounter

1992

As Director

The Royal Scoundrel

1991

As Director

The Story of My Son

1990

As Director

Seven Years Itch

1987

As Director

The Enigmatic Case

1980

As Director

Blind Detective

2013

As Producer

Blind Detective

2013

As Director

A Moment of Romance III

1996

As Director

A Complicated Story

2013

As Executive Producer

The Longest Nite

1998

As Producer

Final Justice

1997

As Producer

Intruder

1997

As Producer

The Odd One Dies

1997

As Producer

1:99 Shorts

2003

As Director

Gimme Gimme

2001

As Producer

Memory of the Youth

2003

As Producer

2 Become 1

2006

As Producer

Office

2015

As Director

The Iron Butterfly

1989

As Director

Office

2015

As Producer

Three

2016

As Director

Three

2016

As Producer

Trivisa

2016

As Producer

The Story of My Son

1990

As Writer

Vengeance

2009

As Producer

In the Qing Dynasty

0000

As Producer

Hooked on You

2007

As Producer

Sealed with a Kiss

1999

As Producer

The Iron Butterfly II

1990

As Screenplay

The Iron Butterfly II

1990

As Director

A Moment of Romance II

1993

As Producer

The Mission

1999

As Producer

A Hero Never Dies

1998

As Producer

Election

2005

As Producer

My Left Eye Sees Ghosts

2002

As Producer

Fat Choi Spirit

2002

As Producer

Chasing Dream

2019

As Director

Chasing Dream

2019

As Producer

Only Fools Fall in Love

1995

As Producer

Motorway

2012

As Producer

It's No Heaven

1988

As Director

The Betrayal

1988

As Director

Spacked Out

2000

As Producer

Mad Detective

2007

As Producer

Where a Good Man Goes

1999

As Producer

Tactical Unit - Partners

2009

As Producer

Beyond Hypothermia

1996

As Producer

Executioners

1993

As Producer

Executioners

1993

As Director

Running Out of Time 2

2001

As Producer

Wu Yen

2001

As Producer

Mad Fate

2023

As Producer

PTU

2003

As Producer

Drug War

2012

As Producer

Sparrow

2008

As Producer

Help!!!

2000

As Producer

Too Many Ways to Be No. 1

1997

As Producer

Running on Karma

2003

As Producer

Mad Fate

2023

As Executive Producer

Story of Nam

1989

As Director

The Iron Butterfly

1989

As Producer

Punished

2011

As Producer

Dead End

1995

As Director

Behind Bars

1990

As Director

Throw Down

2004

As Producer

Behind Bars

1990

As Producer

Looking for Mr. Perfect

2003

As Producer

Election 2

2006

As Producer

Newsmakers

2009

As Original Film Writer

The Lone Sabre

1994

As Producer

Yesterday Once More

2004

As Producer

Love on a Diet

2001

As Producer

Needing You...

2000

As Producer

A Moment of Romance III

1996

As Producer

Story of Nam

1989

As Producer

Turn Left, Turn Right

2003

As Producer

Love for All Seasons

2003

As Producer

Dead End

1995

As Producer

Expect the Unexpected

1998

As Co-Director

The Longest Nite

1998

As Co-Director

The Good, the Bad and the Beauties

1978

As Assistant Director

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