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The Moss (2008)
"Ching toi" (original title)

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A Hong Kong cop is struggling for his survival in the underground world, a place filled with criminals and low life people like moss in rotting hell.



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Credited cast:
Shawn Yue ...
Seli Xian ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Singh Hartihan Bitto ...
Pakistani Gangster
Wing-Cheung Cheung ...
Thug at Brothel
Matt Chow ...
Chi-Wai Lai ...
Jay Lau ...
Kai Chi Liu ...
Four-eyed Tong
Siu-Ming Lui
Suet-yee Si ...
Gill Mohindepaul Singh ...
Singh (as Bobo Kiu)
Shaun Tam ...
Officer Pan


A Hong Kong cop is struggling for his survival in the underground world, a place filled with criminals and low life people like moss in rotting hell.

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Release Date:

29 May 2008 (Hong Kong)  »

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Ching toi  »

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Not much of anything
2 March 2009 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

The title of the film refers to the low life dwellers of streets (cops, prostitutes, crooks) who cling on to the edges of society. Set in a city slum the film deals with a less then clean cop and the people he comes in contact with including a prostitute and a young girl, who dreams of being rescued by a prince. Striving to be something deep and meaningful the film fell flat for me. The rapid fire, hand held style may have kept things moving and allowed for the film to be shot in close quarters but at the same time the camera moves so much and the cuts are so rapid that its hard to get a handle on what your watching, or in some cases I wasn't sure who was who with most of the characters blending together (not because they look the same more that we never really get a good look at some of them). I really didn't care about anyone and it made getting through this film a real chore. Its not a bad film as such, but its the first film in a long while where I feel that it wasn't worth the effort to see it or to pick it up (or even review it). In a weird way its kind of like the title lichen, something that dwells in the corner and isn't worth your attention.

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