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Running on Karma (2003)
"Daai zek lou" (original title)

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A monk turned body-builder, with the gift to see into people's lives, befriends a female cop, and uses his gift to change the force of Karma and her destiny.

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Inspector Chung (as Cheung Siu Fai)
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Master Wu (as Yu Wen Zhong)
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Master Wen (as Hou Lian Sheng)
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Jade (as Zhang Meng)
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Exotic dancer Dai Jet Lo (brawny man) has a gift to see through "cause and consequence". He meets a female cop and uses his gift to help her capture an extremely dangerous murderer. The female cop learns that Dai Jet Lo was once a monk who, due to the murder of a friend, left the monastery to find the killer. The female cop also has a inevitable "karma" that dooms her to die an unnatural death. The duo decide to oppose "cause and consequence" and change what cannot be changed. Written by Anon

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$678,270 (Hong Kong) (26 September 2003)

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$3,361,742 (Hong Kong) (24 October 2003)
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Excellent Plot But did not need to be that complex
28 June 2004 | by (Fort Lauderdale) – See all my reviews

I feel that the plot is excellent: A Buddhist monk who is able to "see" past choices that lead to present day Karma. This was an excellent plot but... They should have made it more of a love story, i.e. a strong attachment by the viewer between "Big" and the police woman. And somehow it should have had a clearer ending. the plot had a potential for a great movie. Also it would have been nice to have a good ending. There were some interesting things in the movie...For example, the director certainly understood something about karma as explained by buddhist. I recalled in the movie when the monk says that the Japanese soldier is a different person than the policewoman, but that she is carrying his karma. That is an interesting distinction from the Hindu explanation of karma.


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