In short, it is the understanding and belief of this author, after having screened the film, that what is related to the viewer is far beyond merely a “good cop – bad cop” dynamic. Moreover, the plot is far more nuanced and intends to give additional levels of meaning than mere action that is represented within it could otherwise seek to portray. As such, it is the belief and understanding of this particular author that the film actively seeks to provide the viewer a tangential understanding of how the national and transnational, local and global, impacts upon the choices and decisions that the main characters make as a means of further defining the plot and their roles.The analyst does not need to look very hard in order to discern how this is first represented. A careful fabric of images, tacit understanding, music, and scene construction all put forward an understanding and notion that a conflict exists between the domestic and the “other”. Although this could easily been represented in many different jurisdictions or locations around the globe, the setting of Hong Kong is unique due to the fact that it has only recently experienced a change in governmental/protectorate status. Understanding this reality is part and parcel of seeking to understand the means by which the transnational and national are juxtapose with one another in the film. A perfect example of this is with regards to the scene construction, costume design, and representation of tradition that is denoted with regards to the police academy.