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Divergence (2005)

Saam cha hau (original title)
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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Action | Crime

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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28 April 2005 (Hong Kong)  »

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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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Is this serious or a joke?
27 April 2008 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Messy form over content police thriller (comedy?) has a cop, who is trying to come to terms with a long missing girlfriend, lose a witness in an organized crime case to an assassin. How the cop, the girlfriend and the assassins all interrelate is the film. I didn't know whether director Benny Chan was serious or not. Chan a good director (New Police Story) for the most part though occasionally he tries to do too much and the pieces don't come together (Rob B Hood). Here nothing seems to work and it all seems like a TV movie. The action isn't real, its done for artistic effect- the early strangulation where the victim claws the paint of the truck for example.Whats worse its laughable- the sequence where our hero finds the picture of his lost girl in his car and takes his foot off the brake while on a steep incline had me howling. Actually I just gave up on the film and jumped to the end. For me its one of the real disappointments I've seen recently, even if it does have a couple of good sequences-the plastic bag fight for example.


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