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So Close (2002) More at IMDbPro »Xi yang tian shi (original title)

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So Close -- A conflict of interest between two high-kicking assassin sisters is complicated as they're pursued by the criminals who hired them and an equally high-kicking female cop.

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Release Date:
12 September 2002 (Singapore) See more »
Tagline:
Looks can be deceiving. See more »
Plot:
A conflict of interest between two high-kicking assassin sisters is complicated as they're pursued by the criminals who hired them and an equally high-kicking female cop. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Slick and glossy action thriller with great kung-fu See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Qi Shu ... Lynn

Wei Zhao ... Sue

Karen Mok ... Hong Yat Hong
Seung-heon Song ... Yen (as Song Seung Hun)
Yasuaki Kurata ... Master
Derek Wan ... Master
Michael Wai ... Ma Siu Ma
Deric Wan ... Chow Nunn (as Siu-Lun Wan)
Sau Sek ... Chow Lui
Ki Yan Lam ... Alice

Josie Ho ... Ching (as Josephine Ho)
Sheung Mo Lam ... Lai Kai-joe
May Kwong ... May
Henry Fong ... Dad (as Fong Ping)

Hee Ching Paw ... Mom
Tats Lau ... Secret King (as Lau Yee Tat)
Hing-Yin Kam ... Captain
So Pik Wong ... May
Ben Lam ... Ben

Ricardo Mamood-Vega ... Peter (as Ricmamood)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brian Kinney ... Reporter
Kenji Tanigaki
Johnnie Guy ... Conference Chairman (uncredited)
Leon Head ... Flashback Hitman (uncredited)
Leo Ku ... (uncredited)

Jude Poyer ... Flashback Killer (uncredited)
David John Saunders ... Flashback Hitman 2 (uncredited)
Dave Taylor ... Flashback Killer 3 (uncredited)

Russell Wait ... Conference Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Corey Yuen  (as Cory Yuen)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeffrey Lau 

Produced by
Bo-Chu Chui .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sam Kao 
Kenji Tan 
 
Cinematography by
Kwok-Man Keung 
 
Film Editing by
Ka-Fai Cheung 
 
Production Design by
Eddy Wong 
 
Costume Design by
Jessie Dai 
Chung Man Yee 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Lai .... director: second unit director: second unit
Kai Keung Lai .... first assistant director
Julie Siu Wai Lau .... assistant director
Wai-Si Ng .... assistant director (as Vivian Ng)
 
Art Department
Sung Pong Choo .... storyboarding
Fu Kei Tse .... props
Kar Yan Yip .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Chris Goodes .... sound editor
James Harvey .... sound editor
Chung Wai Leung .... sound
Francis Ward Lindsay .... sound editor
Robert Mackenzie .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Pirola .... sound re-recording mixer
Blair Slater .... foley mixer & editor
Doris Wang .... dubbing editor: mandarin
 
Visual Effects by
Roger Bolton .... digital compositor: Complete Post
Francis Fung .... visual effects editor
Harry Ching Wei Hung .... lighting and texture artist: Menfond Electronic Art
Laurence Lok .... digital compositor
Samuel Mok .... visual effects compositor
Kerri Schwarze .... visual effects producer: Complete Post
David Tso .... opening credit sequence
David Tso .... visual effects compositor
Waikit Wan .... visual effects
Peggy Wong .... visual effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Jianyong Gao .... stunt coordinator
Ming Qiu .... stunt double: Wei Zhao
Corey Yuen .... stunt coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Man Kit Chow .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Neil Wood .... colorist: dailies
 
Music Department
Wesley Tan .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Kwok-leung Lee .... continuity
Peggy Lee .... production controller
Chi-Kit Szeto .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Xi yang tian shi" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Closer" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for pervasive violence and a sexual conversation
Runtime:
UK:110 min | Poland:106 min (dvd release) | Argentina:111 min
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Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Hong entered the building to help Sue near the end, she shot two times but killed three security guards.See more »
Quotes:
Sue:[subtitled version] Don't forget the cake and candies I ordered from the Orchid Bakery.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
They Long To Be (Close To You)See more »

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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Slick and glossy action thriller with great kung-fu, 23 January 2005
Author: brainfertilizer from United States

Immediately one of my favorite movies. Excellent action, great use of CGI, a few jarring "impossibilities", but overall an excellent action-thriller.

Here's the thing: I didn't know who Vicki Zhao was, so she didn't impress or disappoint me. I had seen Shu Qi in "Gorgeous" and didn't like her much in that, so she impressed me with her range of acting in this movie, to tell the truth. In fact, all three female leads were impressive in some of the thoughts and emotions they communicated in nothing more than a quirk of an eyebrow or a twitch of the lips. But I came away totally impressed with Karen Mok. I know her as a singer, and have always considered her a little arrogant or conceited. I don't consider her half as sexy as she seems to be generally considered. But I *liked* her character in this movie, and that must be largely attributed to her acting and scene presence.

I think they played up the "sexy" angle of the girls too much. They are all quite attractive, yes, but the attempts to take advantage of that sometimes distracted the movie...to me, inadvertent sexiness has far more impact than when it is shoved in your face. Still, an excellent movie. Well worth seeing.

...and for what it's worth, I liked the sound-mixing on the gunshots. Excellent heavy/punchy sound that really communicated what it might feel like to get shot.

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