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Wu, a veteran police officer in Xian, is demoted to work in a community policing center after he accidentally injures a hostage during a rescue mission. At first the new job appears to be simple and straightforward, but Wu and his family gradually get engulfed in a web of mistrust, jealousy, accusations, and even worse things... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Still as dull as dishwater
30 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

The literal translation of the title of this movie is: Cannot Sleep.

This movie is the dramatized version of People's Police Story (Ming Jing Gu Shi) made 5 years earlier in 1995. In that film, every character was played by the actual cop and their relatives, friends and suspects, no professional actors or actresses were used. This, plus the concentration on the description of uneventful daily life of cops made that movie as dull as dishwater, just like one of the commentators had said.

This movie can be viewed as an attempt to revert such impression, but very unfortunately, this one is just equally as dull as dishwater because the routine daily life/duties were more or less the same for all cops in China, including the problems caused by corruption and crimes, which was so rampant in China that everyone is used to them and not excited by them when shown in the movie.


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