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Toronto 2011: Indomina Picks Up Johnnie To's 'Life Without Principle'

The caper film is screening at both the Toronto and Venice film festivals.

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Fledgling distribution and producing entity the Indomina Group has picked up North American release rights to Life Without Principle, the latest action movie from Hong Kong director Johnnie To.

The acquisition comes as the movie premieres at the 68th Venice International Film Festival and days before it screens at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The movie follows three characters desperate for money who find a bag of stolen money. A veteran of the Hong Kong film scene, To is known for his crime thrillers such as The Mad Detective, PTU, and Exiled.

Indomina has Detective Dee and The Mystery of the Phantom Flame from director Tsui Hark in theaters now and earlier released Griff the Invisible, a romantic comedy starring Ryan Kwanten. In the summer, the company picked up the comedy A Fantastic Fear of Everything starring Simon Pegg and partnered with Samuel L. Jackson to produce a live-action version of Afro Samurai.