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Nightfall (2012)

Dai zeoi bou (original title)
An old but serious miscarriage of justice clouds a current police investigation looking into the death of a mutilated corpse.

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Wang Yuen-yeung
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Lam Ching Chung
Janice Man ...
Tsui Suet / Tsui Eva
Kay Tse ...
Au Yeung Ying
Chi Kui Chow ...
Wang's Brother
Hei-Yi Cheng ...
Lam's Wife
Chi-Yeung Chow ...
Ah Keung (as Hinson Chow)
Phat Chan ...
Ah Phat
Julius Brian Siswojo ...
Little B (as JBS - Brian)
Ho Ming Luk ...
Coroner
Clifton Kwan ...
Ah Tung
Ka-Lok Wong ...
Young Lam (as Stephen Wong)
Kim-Wing Lee ...
Prisoner (as Li Kim Wing)
Ladnongkhee Adul ...
Prisoner
Anthony Au ...
Prisoner
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A mutilated corpse appears to be a straightforward case of revenge killing, but as Inspector Lam zeroes in on the ex-con prime suspect, he finds himself confronting a web of lies. To reach the truth, Lam must delve into the details of a 20-year-old case for answers (a case in which he finds himself to have had an incidental part). Written by Anonymous / revised by statmanjeff

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Mrs. Tsui: My husband and I were devestated by her death. I don't get why you bring this up. It has noting to do with my husband's death.
Lam Ching Chung: Relax. Relax, okay? How can you be so sure it's unrelated?
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Love and Revenge
18 April 2015 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

I saw the first 75% of this movie in a flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong. 25% was missed because I started watching a bit too late. I just watched it now and completed the film. "Nightfall" is a good drama / thriller which can be tightened. The plot and the atmosphere are first-rate. The editing and the overall storytelling, though, fall short. I watched it with this fluctuating feelings of high and low. Some parts are so gripping I can't take my eyes off. Some parts are so visually cut off of the rest of the film. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a case of walkout, and the walker would be definitely at a loss. The Simon Yam character is believable as a seasoned but sometimes weary-of-life police officer. His emotional final scene, with him receiving a phone message from the dead, is a good sum-up of the entire film. The Eugene Wang character, though, while physically convincing in every way, misses some good opportunities to give the film its deserving depth. I would have contrasted his hard face all through the film with the other serene and fulfilled one on his way down, as he has fulfilled every obligation as a man and a father. HIs slow-motion fall should have revealed to us an immeasurable love of a parent to his or her child. It will suit well with the girl's innocent question to the inspector: who is this man protector of mine? Anyway, this film will not fail to entertain you. Just like me: try asking all these silly questions after the end.


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