Hero and Infernal Affairs star Tony Leung takes the led in cinematographer-turned-director Jingle Ma's action thriller about a Japanese National Security agent and a thief who find their plans for splitting a lucrative reward complicated by the appearance of an unanticipated adversary. Japanese National Security agent Lam (Tony Leung) and skilled thief JJ (Qi Shu) may operate on opposing sides of the law, though their mutual love is all the excuse they need to enter into a tenuous, and dangerous, alliance. It seems that counterfeiters are making a mint by forging U.S. currency. The powers that be are not pleased, and now they're offering a $30,000,000 reward for anyone who turns in the plates used to produce the funny money. Lam and JJ are confident that they can recover the plates and retire on the reward money, though they didn't anticipate the appearance of scheming Embassy staffer Owen (Richie Jen). When Owen steals the plates and runs away to Korea, it's up to Lam and JJ to ensure that he doesn't profit from all of their hard work.
by Jason Buchanan synopsis