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The Enigmatic Case (1980)

Bi shui han shan duo ming jin (original title)
An imprisoned swordsman is accused of killing three men. He probably would have already been executed for his crimes but is kept alive because he knows the whereabouts of hidden gold.

Directors:

Yeung-Wah Kam (as Andrew Kam), Johnnie To

Writer:

Yan Zhu
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cherie Chung ... Yao Puipui
Liang Ding Liang Ding
Ming Jiang
Hon Kong ... Yao Yik-yu
Damian Lau ... Lo Tin-Kwan
Kong Lau
Kam-Sam Leung Kam-Sam Leung
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An imprisoned swordsman is accused of killing three men. He probably would have already been executed for his crimes but is kept alive because he knows the whereabouts of hidden gold.

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Genres:

Action | Mystery

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

12 June 1980 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Bik seoi hon san dyut meng gam See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Early Johnie To actioner.
15 June 2009 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

Then TV director Johnie To's feature debut, a companion to the costume movie noir of the contemporary Hong Kong feature KILLER CONSTABLE, this one has a more realistic look and the action is quite convincing - less fantastic than the films made in front of it. In many ways it is a more interesting project that the director's later and more widely circulated work.

After a jail break opening, the plot does a U-turn providing a new villain to add to the impact.

Inventive pieces of staging like superior numbers driven back by the burning grass bundle on a fork run down the narrow alley.


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