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Nightfall (2012) More at IMDbPro »Dai zeoi bou (original title)

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Nightfall -- As Lam zeroes in on a killer from the past, the murder appears to be a straightforward case of revenge. But the more that Lam pursues his suspect, the deeper he falls into a web of lies. To find the truth, Lam must dig into a 20 year-old case for answers.


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Chi-long To (screenplay)
Roy Hin Yeung Chow (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 March 2012 (Hong Kong) See more »
An old but serious miscarriage of justice clouds a current police investigation looking into the death of a mutilated corpse. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Nick Cheung ... Wang Yuen-yeung

Simon Yam ... 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
Yuen-yee Man ... News Anchor (as Paula Wong)
Juno Leung ... Friend of Lam's Daughter
Oi-Ling Lau ... School Dean (as Ellen Liu)
Nicholas Atkinson ... Supervisor Spencer

Mike Leeder ... 80's British CID
David Clive Balcer Oxley ... 80's British CID
Wai-Keung Tung ... 80's CID (as Tung Wai Keung)
Alex Lee ... 80's CID
Chi-Wai Lai ... 80's CID (as Lai Chi Wai)
Mason Chiu ... 80's Correctional Services Officer
Meg Cheung ... Wang's Classmate
Vinson Lam ... Wang's Classmate
Zoe Lee ... School Staff
Wylie Chan ... Saleman
Chan Kam Chuen ... Landlord

Michael Wong ... Han Tsui
On-On Yu ... Mrs. Tsui (as Candice Yu)
Shawn Dou ... Young Wang Yuen-yeung
Tian Zhuang Shuang ... Former Prison Guard

Chia-Hui Liu ... Retired CID Officer Lung (as Gordon Lau)
Jun Kung ... Wang's Former Acquaintance
Ken Lo ... Prisoner (as Kenneth Lo)
Kwok Keung Cheung ... Interviewee (as KK Cheung)
Ying Kwan Lok ... Yu (as Felix Lok)
Cheuk-lap Hung ... Zoe's Friend (as Ken Hung)
Cherry Ngan ... George's daughter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuk-Keung Kwok ... Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Hin Yeung Chow  (as Chow Hin Yeung)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roy Hin Yeung Chow  screenplay
Chi-long To  screenplay (as Christine To Chi Long)

Produced by
Ryuhei Chiba .... executive producer
Ivy Ho .... producer
William Kong .... executive producer
William Kong .... producer
Dai Song .... executive producer
Original Music by
Shigeru Umebayashi  (as Shigeru Ume Bayashi)
Cinematography by
Ardy Lam (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ka-Fai Cheung 
Production Design by
Pater Wong 
Sound Department
Kinson Tsang .... sound designer
Jack Wai-Leung Wong .... action choreographer
Camera and Electrical Department
Julian Cheng .... Steadicam operator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dai zeoi bou" - Hong Kong (original title)
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108 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Lam Ching Chung:We found out that when Eva was murdered you spent a lot of money on a top UK barrister to prosecute the suspect. As a result, the suspect was denied appeal and sentenced to life.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Long Goodbye (1973)See more »
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Love and Revenge, 18 April 2015
Author: Thaneevuth Jankrajang from Thailand

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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