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Director:
Writers:
Kam-Yuen Szeto (screenplay)
Lik-Kei Tang (screenplay)
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Release Date:
24 September 2009 (Hong Kong) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When life is the shadow of death
Plot:
A troubled assassin, who works by orchestrating "accidents", suspects that an accident that happens to his team is not an accident at all. | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Intriguing, original and simply astounding See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Louis Koo ... Ho Kwok-fai, The Brain
Richie Ren ... Chan Fong-chow
Shui-Fan Fung ... Uncle
Michelle Ye ... Woman
Suet Lam ... Fatty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexander Chan ... Wong
Yuqin Han ... Chan Fong-chow's wife
Cheung Wing Lai ... Wong's Father
Peter Lau ... Trad Boss
Frank Michael Liu ... Police Detective (as Chung Kei Lau)
Siu Kwan Lui ... Shopkeeper
Sherwin Ming ... Client

Monica Mok ... Brain's wife
Jo Hung San ... Landlord
Lui Yiu Tung ... Bus Driver

Directed by
Pou-Soi Cheang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kam-Yuen Szeto  screenplay
Lik-Kei Tang  screenplay

Produced by
John Chong .... executive producer
Elos Gallo .... consulting producer
Leo Lai .... supervising producer
Johnnie To .... producer
 
Original Music by
Xavier Jamaux 
 
Cinematography by
Yuen Man Fung 
 
Film Editing by
David M. Richardson 
 
Art Direction by
Silver Cheung 
Stanley Cheung 
 
Costume Design by
Silver Cheung 
Stanley Cheung 
 
Art Department
Wai Yan Wong .... assistant art director
Nicole Yuen .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Martin Richard Chappell .... sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Henri Wong .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Cho-kuen Chu .... stunts
Sam Kai-Sen Huang .... stunts
Jack Wong Wai Leung .... action choreographer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sing Hong Chan .... electrician
Hung-On Chiu .... electrician
Hang-Gei Jeng .... electrician
Pak-Yin Kwong .... electrician
Bo-Lam Lee .... electrician
Jan-Yee Lee .... electrician
Lap-Kei Lee .... electrician
Kim-Wai Leung .... electrician
Wai Ming Leung .... electrician
Yiu Cheung Luk .... electrician
Wai-yin Ng .... electrician
Yun Keung Ng .... electrician
Hon-Yiu Poon .... electrician
Jing-Chuen Seung .... electrician
Kin-Keung Tam .... electrician
Kin-Wai Tse .... electrician
Pou-Tin Yu .... electrician
Wai-Chiu Yu .... electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kar Yan Yip .... assistant costume designer
 
Other crew
John Chong .... presenter
Wan-San Ding .... planner
Kwok-Chuen Wong .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Yi ngoi" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Runtime:
89 min
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17 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Intriguing, original and simply astounding, 22 September 2009
Author: moerchi from Cologne, Germany

Accident might just be the most refined and intelligent piece of Hong Kong cinema since 2002's Infernal Affairs. The film probably won't prove as popular with mainstream audiences due to its almost meditative, slow-burn pacing - but for anyone with an interest in inventive genre cinema, Soi Cheang's newest outing is a must-see.

Taking its cues from Jean-Pierre Melville, Accident revolves around a group of assassins who stage their murders like accidents. The group is led by Brain (Louis Koo in a career-defining performance), who grows increasingly paranoid when one of the group's accidents goes awry and kills another member.

Thankfully, while the actual "accidents" are impressive and cleverly put together, Soi Cheang doesn't make the mistake of letting gimmicky set pieces dominate his film. Instead, Accident becomes a fascinating character study of a man who gradually destroys himself through paranoia and guilt. As such, the film largely depends on Louis Koo's performance - and what a performance it is; with this film, Koo finally deserves to be elevated from the hotpot of mediocre HK-popstars-cum-actors people used to include him in.

Add to this an elegiac score by Xavier Jamaux, elegant cinematography and you end up with the most compelling film to come out of Asia in the past 2 years.

If there is any problem to be found in this, it's that Accident is purely a Milkyway Image film, not a Soi Cheang film. Anyone hoping to find the director's trademark relentlessness here will be disappointed - although it could be argued some of the nihilism found in works like Dog Bite Dog was carried over into Accident's finale.

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