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Divergence (2005)
"Saam cha hau" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime  |  28 April 2005 (Hong Kong)
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A cop, a lawyer, and an assassin cross paths after the murder of a federal witness and the kidnapping of a famous pop star.

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Suen Siu Yan
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To Hou Sun
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Koo
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Su Fong / Amy (as Sinje Lee)
Jing Ning ...
Ting (as Ning Jing)
Jan Lamb ...
Chu
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Inspector Mok (as Yu Rong Guang)
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Yiu Tin Chung (as Lo Ka Leung)
Tommy Yuen ...
Yiu Ha
Samuel Pang ...
So Fu On
Suet-Fei Chiu ...
Winnie (as Chloe)
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Uncle Choi (as Eric Tsang Chi Wai)
Sam Lee ...
Leung Tak
Suet Lam ...
Mou Wai Bun (as Lam Suet)
Tak-Bun Wong ...
Detector (as Kenny Wong)
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This thriller has Suen chasing some gangsters around Hong Kong. One of his key witnesses is assassinated after being extradited from Canada and that puts an end to the prosecution's case. Meanwhile, Suen is still struggling with his girlfriends disappearance 10 years ago. A pair of assassins fill out the third plot chain. The gangsters, Suen, and the assassins intersect often as they try to solve the crimes and find out what happened to Suen's girlfriend. Written by poco loco

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DIVERGENCE (Theme Song)
Performed by Aaron Kwok
Produced by Anthony Chue and Lao Duck
Song Composed by Anthony Chue
Lyrics by Siu May
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Nothing extraordinary here...
8 August 2013 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Divergence" ("Saam Cha Hau") is a fairly average action thriller from director Benny Chan. So don't expect any major revelations or eye-poppers here.

That being said, then "Divergence" is still a good movie, because it takes a well-used formula and manages to get something good out of it, and the movie is entertaining.

The story is about policeman Suen (played by Aaron Kwok), assassin Koo (played by Daniel Wu) and lawyer To (played by Ekin Cheng) whose paths are intertwined and get trapped in a race against time.

Initially, there is nothing new to the story, but Benny Chan still manages to tell a story that is entertaining and thrilling. And there are some pretty good visuals throughout the movie.

As for the acting, well Daniel Wu really carried the movie here, and far outshone both Aaron Kwok and Ekin Cheng. As for Aaron Kwok, then he really didn't shine through in this movie and sort of just seemed to be running on autopilot. And Ekin Cheng wasn't really given enough time on the screen to fully make an impact.

"Divergence" is good entertainment if you enjoy action thrillers, just don't expect to get dazzled.


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