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Victim (1999)

Mu lu xiong guang (original title)
Ma is kidnapped and tortured. Since then, his girlfriend Amy senses he's no longer the same person, and becomes convinced that something supernatural is corrupting his soul. Policeman Pit is determined to get to the bottom of the case.

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Ringo Lam
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Ka Fai Leung ... Pit
Ching Wan Lau ... Manson Ma
Amy Kwok Amy Kwok ... Amy Fu
Emily Kwan ... Po
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Man Cheong Chan Man Cheong Chan
Yun-Kan Chiu Yun-Kan Chiu ... (as Tony Chiu)
Collin Chou ... Shing
King-Fai Chung ... Chairman Lee
Shiu Hung Hui ... Yee
Foo-Keung Kong
Suki Kwan ... Grace
Yiu-Cheung Lai ... Bee / Ting Gun-kwun
Wai-Kai Law
David Wai-Sheung Lee ... (as David Lee)
Joe Lee ... Uncle Kwai
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A computer engineer is kidnapped and tortured. Since then, his girlfriend senses he's no longer the same person, and becomes convinced that something supernatural is corrupting his soul. The cop assigned to the case is also determined to get to the bottom of the case. The truth is more frightening than either had anticipated... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Crime | Horror | Mystery

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

16 October 1999 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Victim See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Tedious and confusing
25 August 2018 | by jadavixSee all my reviews

"Victim" is an awkward mix of a supernatural theme with a Hong Kong crime thriller.

In its opening scene, a van drives through a garage running over a person or two. This is apparently a kidnapping, though it looked more like vehicular manslaughter. The person who has been taken is played by Lay Ching Wan, an excellent, intense actor. He is later discovered in an office building, tied up upside down, in a scene reminiscent of "Evil Dead Trap"... except this isn't a horror movie. Or is it?

The Lau Ching Wan character ("Manson") begins to act very strangely, with some violent and angry outbursts. The police take up residence at his house, which is strange. You'd think they'd send him off for psychiatric evaluation, no?

There are some other twists and turns, revealing more crime-related nonsense, but by that point I was well past caring. The movie has no cohesive tone, and the horror movie aspect feels like a bizarre after thought.


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