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Divergence (2005)

Sam cha hau (original title)
A cop, a lawyer, and an assassin cross paths after the murder of a federal witness and the kidnapping of a famous pop star.


Benny Chan


Ivy Ho
5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Kwok ... Suen Siu Yan
Ekin Cheng ... To Hou Sun
Daniel Wu ... Koo
Angelica Lee ... Su Fong / Amy (as Sinje Lee)
Jing Ning ... Ting (as Ning Jing)
Jan Lamb ... Chu
Rongguang Yu ... Inspector Mok (as Yu Rong Guang)
Gallen Lo ... Yiu Tin Chung (as Lo Ka Leung)
Tommy Yuen ... Yiu Ha
Samuel Pang ... So Fu On
Suet-Fei Chiu Suet-Fei Chiu ... Winnie (as Chloe)
Eric Tsang ... Uncle Choi (as Eric Tsang Chi Wai)
Sam Lee ... Leung Tak
Suet Lam ... Mou Wai Bun (as Lam Suet)
Tak-Bun Wong ... Detector (as Kenny Wong)


This thriller has Suen chasing some gangsters around Hong Kong. One of his key witnesses is assassinated after being extradited from Canada and that puts an end to the prosecution's case. Meanwhile, Suen is still struggling with his girlfriends disappearance 10 years ago. A pair of assassins fill out the third plot chain. The gangsters, Suen, and the assassins intersect often as they try to solve the crimes and find out what happened to Suen's girlfriend. Written by poco loco

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Performed by Aaron Kwok
Produced by Anthony Chue and Lao Duck
Song Composed by Anthony Chue
Lyrics by Siu May
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Awesome movie!!
26 January 2006 | by MuviegirlSee all my reviews

I loved this movie!! I originally wanted to see it because I am a big Benny Chan fan. Remember Heroic Duo and Gen X Cop? I thought they were awesome and so I thought I would check this one out too.

The movie is basically about three guys. Suen, an obsessive, manic, rundown cop, who cannot get over his girlfriend's sudden disappearance, which happened over 10 years ago. An assassin, who we meet in the beginning of the movie when he murders the guy chained to Seun and who seems to posses secret important info. And, the lawyer. a man who can get off any client, regardless of his crime, and who coincidentally happens to be married to a woman who looks exactly like Sean's missing girlfriend - which really messes with Sean! Anyway, this was one of those movies where I could not guess how it was going to end, and that is huge to me. It was so complex! All of the characters were so well developed, with such strong personalities that it made for a really intense dramatic, thriller, mystery, movie experience. The whole time I was trying to figure out where everything was going and I couldn't! So many films these days are so ridiculously obvious and formulaic, which is why I think it's important to step out of the mainstream on occasion. This movie is a great opportunity to do that!

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Hong Kong


Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

28 April 2005 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Saam cha hau See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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