Running Out of Time 2 (simplified Chinese: Literal Title:Hidden War 2; traditional Chinese: æš—æˆ°2) is a 2001 Hong Kong crime caper film co-directed by Johnnie To and Law Wing-Cheong. It is a sequel to To's 1999 film Running Out of Time, with Lau Ching-Wan returning as Inspector Ho Sheung-Sang, who this time has to go after an elusive thief played by Ekin Cheng.
Running Out of Time 2 brings back Inspector Ho Sheung-Sang (Lau Ching-Wan), this time to contend with another clever thief (Ekin Cheng, whose character is nameless). This time around, the Thief is determined to extort money from a high-strung businesswoman (Kelly Lin) and play a few rounds of clever games with Ho in the process.
Golden Horse Film Festival
Won: Best Action Choreography (Bruce Mang)
Won: Best Film Editing (Law Wing-Cheong and Yau Chi Wai)
Nominated: Best Visual Effects (Stephen Ma)
Nominated: Best Sound Effects
Nominated: Best Cinematography (Cheng Siu-Keung)
Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards
Won: Film of Merit Award
Lau Ching-Wan - Inspector Ho Sheung Sang
Ekin Cheng - The Thief
Kelly Lin - Teresa
Hui Shiu Hung - Assistant Commissioner Wong Kai-fat
Lam Suet - Ken
Ruby Wong - Madam