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Divergence (2005) More at IMDbPro »Saam cha hau (original title)


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28 April 2005 (Hong Kong) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Aaron Kwok ... Suen Siu Yan

Ekin Cheng ... To Hou Sun

Daniel Wu ... Koo

Angelica Lee ... Su Fong / Amy (as Sinje Lee)
Jing Ning ... Ting (as Ning Jing)
Jan Lamb ... Chu

Rongguang Yu ... Inspector Mok (as Yu Rong Guang)
Gallen Law ... Yiu Tin Chung (as Lo Ka Leung)
Tommy Yuen ... Yiu Ha
Samuel Pang ... So Fu On
Suet-Fei Chiu ... Winnie (as Chloe)

Eric Tsang ... 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)
Anson Leung ... Detector
Tony Ho ... Inspector
Siu-Ming Lau ... Tsim Pak Tat (as Lau Siu Ming)
Agnes Pang ... Mrs. Lam
Phoebe Fung ... Long Hair Lady
Ka-Fuen Ip ... Woman on Plane (as Ip Ka Fuen)
Chun Wing ... Woman on Plane (as Wing Chun)
Patrick Chow ... Hung Chi Man
Li Tin Cheung ... Suen's Colleague (as Martin Li)
Wai-Kin Chan ... Suen's Colleague (as Chan Wai Kin)
Fong Chi-Kui ... Suen's Colleague (as Fong Chi Kui)
Kate Tsim ... Suen's Colleague
Shirley Chui ... Reporter
Kin-Tong Chiu ... Reporter (as Chiu Kin Tong)
Kwun-Hang Tang ... Reporter
Jerry Leung ... Yiu's Bodyguard
Ricky Hui ... Yiu's Bodyguard
Ping-Lok Wong ... Yiu's Bodyguard (as Kenny Wong)
Martin Ma ... Yiu's Bodyguard
Ming-Fai Sheung ... Fortune Teller (as Sheung Ming Fai)
Guthrie Ip ... Thomas Liu
Johnnie Guy ... Lo
Wai Kwok ... Victim (as Kwok Wai)
Man-Lok Kwok ... To's Son (as Kwok Man Lok)
Long-Ki Wong ... To's Daughter (as Wong Long Ki)
Samuel Yau ... Editor
Wah Cheung ... Killer on Ship (as Cheung Wah)
Ada ... Killer on Ship
Wong Yin Keung ... Tsim's Bodyguard (as Victy Wong)
Kenneth Cheung ... Ambulanceman (as Kenneth Cheung Moon Yuen)
Pan Mai Ming ... Ambulanceman (as Pang Wai Ming)
Bobby Fok ... Accuse
King-Man Yip ... Judge (as Winston Yeh King Man)
Patel Nimisha ... Indian / Pakistani Family
Mahesh Sahni ... Indian / Pakistani Family
Neemisha ... Indian / Pakistani Family (as Nimisha)
H. Patel ... Indian / Pakistani Family (as H Patel)
Boloto Wu ... Security Guard
Jack Wong Wai Leung ... Diver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi-Kui Fong
Kwok-Wah Keung ... Diver (as Keung Kwok Wah)
Wai-Ming Pang
Hin-Wai Au ... Senior Officer (uncredited)

Courtney Wu ... Butcher (uncredited)
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Directed by
Benny Chan 
 
Writing credits
Ivy Ho (written by)

Produced by
Benny Chan .... producer
Cary Cheng .... associate producer
Alvin Lam .... administrative producer
Daniel Lam .... executive producer (as Daneil Lam)
Shui He Li .... co-executive producer (as Li Shui He)
Chiu Suet Ying .... executive producer (as Chiu Suet Ying)
 
Original Music by
Anthony Chue (original music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Anthony Pun (director of photography) (as Anthony Pun Yiu Ming)
 
Film Editing by
Chi Wai Yau  (as Yau Chi Wai)
 
Production Design by
William Chang  (as Chang Suk Ping William)
 
Art Direction by
Alfred Yau  (as Alfred Yau Wai Ming)
 
Makeup Department
Lee-na Kwan .... makeup artist (as Kwan Lee Na)
Wai Hing Lau .... hairdressing (as Lau Wai Hing)
 
Production Management
Ji-Chun Chan .... assistant production manager (as David Chan)
Tze Hung Lam .... production manager (as Lam Tze Hung)
Kam-Ming Wong .... unit manager (as Wong Kam Ming)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dickson Leung .... first assistant director
Hoi-Ying Lo .... assistant director (as Leo Lo)
Kwok-Shing Lo .... assistant director (as Leo Lo)
Eddie Ng .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Miriam Chan .... assistant art director
William Chang .... image designer (as Chang Suk Ping William)
Ka-Hing Chiu .... propsman (as Chiu Ka Hing)
Miriam .... assistant art director
Kwok Ching Pang .... propsman (as Pang Kwok Ching)
 
Sound Department
Chun Wang Au .... foley artist (as Au Chun Wan)
Andy Chau .... foley recordist (as Andy Chau Man Ho)
Andy Chau .... sound effects editor (as Andy Chau Man Ho)
Ngai Cheung .... dialogue: Mandarin Version (as Cheung Ngai)
Shih Yi Chu .... sound mixer (as Chu Shih-Yi)
Wing Hong Fung .... foley artist (as Fung Wing Hong)
Yung Chien Kang .... boom operator (as Kang Yung Chien)
Wai Hung Kwong .... foley artist (as Kwong Wai Hung)
Hon Chiu Lam .... foley artist (as Lam Hon Chiu)
Terry Shek .... sound effects editor (as Terry Shek Chun Kin)
Burnard To .... foley recordist (as Davy To Burnard)
Kinson Tsang .... re-recording mixer
Kinson Tsang .... sound designer
Kinson Tsang .... sound effects editor
Tse Kin Wong .... dialogue editor (as Wong Tsz Kin)
Tse Kin Wong .... dialogue recordist (as Wong Tsz Kin)
Henry Yam .... foley artist
Chun Hin Yiu .... sound effects editor (as Yiu Chun Hin)
George Lee Yiu-Keung .... re-recording mixer
Chi Man Yu .... foley artist (as Yu Che Man)
Tomy Yu .... foley artist (as Tommy Yu)
Ting Yip Yuen .... dialogue editor (as Yuen Ting Yip)
Ting Yip Yuen .... dialogue recordist (as Yuen Ting Yip)
 
Visual Effects by
Kritsada Kaewmanee .... computer graphics technical supervisor (as Kritsada Kaewmanee)
William Kan .... visual director (as William Kan Yiu Chung)
Pornopol Sakarin .... computer graphics technical supervisor (as Pornpol Sakarin)
Katrine Yeung .... digital content producer (as Katrine Yeung Ming Yan)
 
Stunts
Kam Tong Fok .... explosives coordinator (as Fok Kam Tong)
Roger Lee .... car stunts
Chung Chi Li .... stunt coordinator (as Li Chung Chi)
Jack Wong Wai Leung .... assistant martial arts director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lok Man Chan .... focus puller (as Chan Lok Men)
Wing Keung Cheung .... assistant camera (as Cheung Wing Keung)
Yat-Fai Cheung .... dolly (as Cheng Yat Fai)
Kai-Tak Ho .... electrician (as Ho Kai Tak)
Ken-Wai Ho .... assistant camera (as Ho Ken Wai)
Pui Lun Ho .... assistant camera (as Ho Pui Lun)
Yun Tai Ho .... focus puller: second unit (as Ho Yuen Tai)
Man Yin Ngai .... cameraman: second unit (as Ngai Man Yin)
Ho Kai On .... electrician (as Ho Kai On)
Siu-Ho Poon .... electrician (as Poon Siu Ho)
Wing Sam Tam .... still photographer (as Tam Wing Sum)
Ka-Kit Wong .... assistant camera (as Wong Ka-Kit)
Wai-Chuen Wong .... gaffer (as Wong Wai Chuen)
Kai Tin Yeung .... best boy (as Yeung Kai Tim)
 
Animation Department
Grace Siu .... animator (as Grace Siu Wing Sze)
Elvis Tang .... animator (as Elvis Tang Sai Hong)
Hon Man Tang .... animation supervisor (as Tang Hon Man)
Dave Yun .... animator (as Dave Yun Cheng Hau)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mei-Chow Liu .... assistant costume designer (as Mei Chow)
Pik Har Sin .... wardrobe assistant (as Sin Pik Har)
 
Editorial Department
Sornrop Chankeewong .... digital intermediate producer (as Sonrob Choiekeewong)
Pawadee Chantanom .... digital intermediate executive producer (as Pawadee Chantanom)
Deborah Huen .... senior telecine colorist (as Deborah Huen)
Piyanut Kaeomaneo .... assistant digital output technician (as Piyanut Kaeomanee)
Ruangdack Kratukrok .... assistant telecine colorist (as Ruangdach Kratukrok)
Kaewla Notsukhum .... telecine colorist (as Kaewta Netsukhum)
Nepasnan S. .... digital intermediate producer (as Napasnan S)
Padtanasak Sangchod .... digital output technician (as Padtanasak Sangchod)
Roekcha Shakowatananon .... digital on-line editor (as Roekchai Sakonwatananon)
Suwil Tiwakornkul .... assistant digital on-line editor (as Suwit Tiwakornkul)
Bobbie Wong .... project supervisor
Michael Yeung .... negative processing consultant
 
Music Department
May Chan .... musician: choir
Viki Chan .... musician: choir
Min Chen .... orchestra contractor (as Chen Min)
Jackie Cho .... musician: choir
Anthony Chue .... orchestration producer
Lao Duck .... musician: choir (as Duck Lau)
Jim .... musician: choir
Wayland Lee .... score transcription
Danny Leung .... musician: guitar
Joey Lo .... orchestration producer
Joey Lo .... score transcription
Leslie Moonsun Ryang .... musician: solo violin (as Leslie Ryang)
Sierra Tse .... score transcription
 
Other crew
Karen Chan .... production assistant
Alan Cheng .... making-of
Yuen Kan Cheng .... production assistant (as Cheng Yuen Kan)
Kwok-Choi Chiu .... continuity
Kwok-Choi Chiu .... location assistant (as Chiu Kwok Choi)
Tak-Leung Chong .... location assistant (as Chong Tak Leung)
Siu Yuk Fong .... tea lady (as Siu Yuk Fong)
Fu-Wah Ho .... location assistant (as Ho Fu Wah)
Raymond Lam .... location assistant (as Lam Tai Fai)
Larry Lee .... production assistant
Pak-Seng Leong .... location assistant (as Leong Pak Seng)
Pisit Lixibunnakorn .... laboratory consultant (as Pisit Likibunnakorn)
Hoi-Ying Lo .... continuity
Kwok-Shing Lo .... continuity (as Leo Lo)
Pairoj Prempri .... laboratory consultant (as Pairoj Prempri)
Pison Santawanpas .... laboratory consultant (as Pison Santawanpas)
Chun Ling Tao .... production coordinator (as Tao Chun Ling)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Saam cha hau" - Hong Kong (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence
Runtime:
Hong Kong:101 min | Argentina:101 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Nothing extraordinary here..., 8 August 2013
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

"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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