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Legally Declared Dead (2019)

Sei yan mou ho yi (original title)
Insurance agent Shun is called to visit Tak's home to follow up on a life insurance policy, and shocked to see his son's corpse hanging above him. Shun begins to suspect Tak may have murdered his son for the insurance money.

Director:

Kim-Wai Yuen

Writers:

Yûsuke Kishi (novel), Kim-Wai Yuen
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Credited cast:
Carlos Chan ... Yip Wing-shun
Kar Yan Lam ... Shum Chi-ling (as Karena Lam)
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Chiu Chung-tak
Yee Tong Yee Tong ... Man Wai-yee (as Kathy Yuen)
Kai Chi Liu ... Kam Ching-sek
So-Bo Fung ... Principal Cheng
Stephen Au Stephen Au ... Chiang Rui (as Au Kam Tong Stephen)
Wai-Ho Auyeung Wai-Ho Auyeung ... Cheung Kin-Lo (as Au Yeung Wai Ho)
Joey Tang Joey Tang ... Gambling House Manager
Tsun-Hung Liu Tsun-Hung Liu ... Mr. Lau (as Tsun Hung)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcus Au Man Lok Marcus Au Man Lok ... Psychology Student B
Tsang Ling Cassandra Tsang Ling Cassandra ... Bar Restaurant Diner
Grace Chan Man Wai Grace Chan Man Wai ... Psychology Student A
Felicity Chan Felicity Chan ... Bar Restaurant Waiter A
Isabella Chan Isabella Chan ... Receptionist A
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Storyline

The Road to Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions. Insurance agent Sean is called to visit Tak and Ling's home to follow up on a life insurance policy. When he goes into the bathroom, he is shocked to see their son's corpse hanging above him. When he sees Tak's cold, emotion-less response to the child's death, Sean - a righteous and kind-hearted man dedicated to his job - begins to suspect Tak and Ling may have murdered his son for the insurance money. When the police conclude that there was no foul play at work and the insurance claim is approved, Sean decides to lead his own investigation instead. However, as Sean becomes obsessed over Tak's guilt, his kind nature is used against him by the real perpetrator. Sean begins to receive one disturbing threat after another at home, and the people around him are put in danger.

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

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Good story bad acting
1 December 2020 | by ks-60500See all my reviews

The storyline leading the audience to question who's the murder? The mysterious part was ok but the actress is so bad. Her look and acting just not fit the story at all. And it's so lame a half blind woman is almost unbreakable. Really lame and not convincing. But given it's a hk production, it's good enough comparing to other hk films.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

5 December 2019 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,024,495
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2.66 : 1
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