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Cat and Mouse (2003)

Lou she oi sheung mao (original title)
Zhan Zhao is a deputy to the wise Judge Bao. When Zhan heads back home for a vacation, he uncovers a plot to assassinate Bao so that a rebel group can overthrow the Emperor.

Director:

Gordon Chan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau ... Zhan Zhao
Cecilia Cheung ... Bai Yutong
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Judge Bao Zheng (as Anthony Wong)
Donglin Guo Donglin Guo ... Prince Xiangyang (as Guo Donglin)
Bingbing Li ... Yue Hua (as Li Bingbing)
Yue Wu ... Pang Yu (as Wu Yue)
Tat-Ming Cheung ... Emperor (as Cheung Tat Ming)
Qianshan Ma Qianshan Ma ... Empress (as Ma Qianshan)
Jiaqi Xie Jiaqi Xie ... Lu Fang (Flying Mouse) (as Xie Jiaqi)
Chapman To ... Han Zhang
Tze-Chung Lam ... Xu Qing (as Lam Tze Chung)
Ho Lung Cheung Ho Lung Cheung ... Jiang Ping (as Ronnie Cheung)
Yat-Fei Wong ... Chang Qidan (as Wong Yat Fei)
Haizhong Miao Haizhong Miao ... Gongsun Ce (as Miao Haizhong)
Zijun Ma Zijun Ma ... Imperial Councilor Pang (as Ma Zijun)
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Zhan Zhao is a deputy to the wise Judge Bao. When Zhan heads back home for a vacation, he uncovers a plot to assassinate Bao so that a rebel group can overthrow the Emperor.

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Romance | Comedy | Action

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Soundtracks

Judge Bao
Composed by Bing Zhong Yang
Lyrics by Sun Yi
Arranged by Kwok-Leung Chan and Marco Wan
Produced by Kwok-Leung Chan
Performed by Andy Lau
OP: Kingdom International Ltd.
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Not funny enough to be a comedy and not serious enough to be a drama.
2 March 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I found this Chinese film to be quite strange and random. Perhaps I was missing something in the translation. Perhaps I would have gotten more out of the movie had I been Chinese...who knows. All I know is that I often found myself confused by the film and didn't particularly enjoy it.

The story is about a judge (Andy Lau) who is bored since his portion of China has no crime to speak of. He's frustrated with nothing to do and is encouraged to take a vacation to some other part of the kingdom. There, he meets some strange folks (including a lady who sports a van dyke beard--and I have no idea why). Eventually, he learns of a conspiracy in the imperial court and returns to all sorts of strange nonsense and machinations.

Sprinkled throughout are some funny tiny bits--but the film never really is a comedy--but it's too surreal and stupid to be a good drama. There were also some anachronisms--and I wonder if they actually were in the film originally (perhaps the subtitles were NOT what actually was said--such as a mention of HIV--yet it's imperial China!). All in all, the martial arts weren't even that good. Overall, not a lot to recommend this one.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

14 February 2003 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Cat and Mouse See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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