Slow and only slightly better than average police procedural is enlivened by a couple of nice touches
An ex-con staying at the home of his brother gets into a fight with his sister-in-law over his smoking. When the fight turns physical she bumps her head. When she collapses from the injury he fears she's dead and what will happen next. He then dismembers her, in what is one of the most horrific scenes, and throws the parts into Hong Kong Harbor. Unfortunately for him the bags with the parts float to the surface and the police, lead by Officer Al are on the case.
This is a very talky movie as the police try to find out who the body was, deal with the husband of the deceased woman who doesn't know his wife has been killed, and we also follow what happens to the ex-con as he tries to deal with life in hiding. Its an odd mix of police procedural, crime doesn't pay drama and possible supernatural haunting. Its not bad, its just a bit too talky for my taste. Most of the location work looks good to my Western eyes and gives a nice sense of place. I also liked some of the small touches, like the two detectives praying and giving offerings to the gods so that the bag containing the head of the dead woman will surface. Its the interplay between the cops that makes this film worth trying on a slow night.
Not the best film, nor the worst. I'd give this film a try if you want something thats a not the usual mix of genres. You probably won't love it, but its an okay way to spend 85 minutes
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