The time has come, as it does every two years, for the senior members of Hong Kong's oldest Triad, The Wo Shing Society, to elect a new chairman. Fierce rivalries emerge between the two eligible candidates. Lok, respected by the Uncles is the favourite to win. But his rival Big D will stop at nothing to change this, including going against hundreds of years of Triad tradition and influencing the vote with money and violence. When Wo Shing's ancient symbol of leadership, the Dragon's Head Baton, goes missing, a ruthless struggle for power erupts and the race to retreive the Baton threatens to tear Wo Shing in two.
Election, directed by legendary multi productive director Johnnie To, known from The Mission, Full Time Killer, Heroic Trio and Breaking News, entered the Competition in Cannes Film Festival 2005. Scandinavian theatrical release 2006. The sequel, Election II, under production right now.