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

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So Close -- A fast paced martial arts thriller about two high kicking assassin sisters, the criminals that hired them and an equally high kicking female cop that is hot on their trail. So Close will keep you on the edge of your seat!
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 »
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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 »
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Possibly the nicest movie about professional killers ever made See more (70 total) »


  (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
Henry Dobson .... dubbing supervisor: international versions
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
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
Tom Chen .... publicist: u.s.
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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Rated R for pervasive violence and a sexual conversation
UK:110 min | Poland:106 min (dvd release) | Argentina:111 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Lynn and Sue go to the airport to welcome Yen, they're looking at the departures (from HK) instead of arrivals board.See more »
Hong Yat Hong:[subtitled version] A gun is like a bird. If you don't grab it tightly enough, it flies away. If you grab it too tightly, it will die.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in To Each His Own Cinema (2007)See more »
I Will Be FineSee more »


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47 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
Possibly the nicest movie about professional killers ever made, 24 March 2004
Author: The Spectacular Spider-Man from Can you get me a cup of coffee, please?

Despite the fact that this is a super-slick action thriller with guns, swords, cars and martial arts, So Close is a refreshing and unusual movie. It's NICE, to put it simply. Lovely girls, dressed in white much of the time, hanging around their picturesque house messing around and eating cakes and having baths. Despite all the asses they kick, they actually behave like young women and not ultra-agressive 'I-want-to-be-a-man' type female heroes, like Xena or Sarah Connor.

The action is sleek and graceful - feminine. It's also rather slow and lo-key compared to most films of this nature. The real action doesn't come until the climax, but when it does, director Corey Yuen pulls out all the stops, climaxing in a two-against-one sword fight that ranks alongside that of The Phantom Menace.

Despite how it's advertised, So Close is not a skinflick. The women are certainly not sex objects. They are sexy, but in a wholesome way. It's their natural beauty rather than their sex appeal that is most noticable.

So Close is a great movie, and should entertain any mainstream audience regardless of their farmiliarity of Asian films.

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