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Colour of the Truth (2003)
"Hak bak sam lam" (original title)

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A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.

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SP Wong Jiang (as Anthony Wong)
Jordan Chan ...
Ray Tam Dai Wai
Ho-Yin Wong ...
Insp. Cola Chan Lok-Yin / Chui Lok-Yin / Li Tak Yan (as Raymond Wong)
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Katie Wang
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Pinky Cheung ...
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Joyce Wang
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Seven Up (as Lau Ching Wan)
Francis Ng ...
Tam 'Blind' Chui
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Wang Kwan (as Patrick Tse Yin)
Jimmy Ga Lok Wong ...
Chief Insp. T.Y. Lau (as Jimmy Wong)
Ting Yip Ng ...
Bun (as Berg Ng)
Carl Ng ...
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This dynamic police-crime thriller features superstars Jordan Chan and Sean Lau and offers explosive non-stop action for your video screen! Huang Jiang and Qi Xi are both very capable crime investigators. However, Huang has his heart and soul attached to truth and justice, while Qi Xi works as an informer for the triads and works as an accomplice of the crime lord Mang Chao. Huang has evidences to help him bust Mang, but Qi Xi interferes with his plans and gives Mang shelter. An ensuing roof-top shoot-out leaves Qi Xi & Mang dead and the police report states that Qi died while he was on duty. Wrongly assuming that Qi was murdered by Huang, his son swears revenge. Written by Anonymous

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The character name Wong Jiang is a direct reference to the film's director. Spelt without the "A" in the first name (Jiang), it spells Wong Jing. See more »

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Chan Lok-Yin: [after shooting Wai instead of Wong Jiang] S.P. Wong taught me to keep a bullet at hand.
Wai: Why?
Chan Lok-Yin: It's simple. You're a thief. I'm a cop.
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A soft introduction to the world of the Asian cinema
1 June 2011 | by (Chicoutimi, Canada) – See all my reviews

Let me introduce you to this movie with a little warning. Don't expect it being a pure vengeance flick. You shouldn't also be misled by the fact that this movie comes from Hongkong and expect a high paced martial arts movie. This also isn't a movie about Chinese culture as it could take place in any other country. That's why this movie might especially please to people that rather watch traditional European thrillers and not to all fans of the Asian cinema. To some people this flick could be a soft but impressing introduction to Asian cinema. If you are in the same situation as me who adores Asian movies but who has a girlfriend and mother that rather dislike this kind of cinema, this movie could be what you have been looking for.

Take this movie as it is: a very entertaining cop thriller with a couple of moral and philosophic touches and a couple of more or less surprising twists. Those two aspects are enough to make this movie stand out from many others of its kind but this isn't enough to make a masterpiece of it. I should also mention the solid acting by most of the characters but the negative aspect is that the main character is played by the weakest actor that does a rather faceless performance and needs some time to grow into his role which leads to some lengths in the beginning. But the movie is worth the wait and many intriguing characters are introduced and the mid tempo pace kicks in after a mediocre start. The rest is the usual stuff including some explosive action scenes, a little bit of suspense, some humour and a little shot of romance.

This movie is worth to be watched and very entertaining but I wouldn't have bought it or watched it in the movie theatres. If you want a great Asian cop thriller go and check out the Korean "Memories of Murder" and check out some of my other reviews on this site.


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