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A cop, a lawyer, and an assassin cross paths after the murder of a federal witness and the kidnapping of a famous pop star.

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Benny Chan

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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 Tommy Yuen ... Yiu Ha
Samuel Pang 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)
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Storyline

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

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

28 April 2005 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Divergence See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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DIVERGENCE (Theme Song)
Performed by Aaron Kwok
Produced by Anthony Chue and Lao Duck
Song Composed by Anthony Chue
Lyrics by Siu May
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Goes through the motions but without any heart.
16 February 2007 | by massaster760See all my reviews

Divergence tells the story of three men: A reckless hit-man simply named Coke (Daniel Wu), Suen Siu-yan a police officer whose fiancée has been missing for 10 years (Aaron Kwok), and Barrister To, a lawyer (Ekin Cheng) who works for a mobster. While conducting a routine witness transfer Suen Siu-yan feels the wrath of the hit-man Coke, after barely escaping with his life he starts further investigation into the case, the prize being Barrister To's gangster boss. At this point, three seemingly unrelated lives converge into a hailstorm of bullets and bloodshed.

If it sounds like typical Hong Kong action flick thats because it is. Everything about this film, at a cursory glance, is typical. The Acting is well-done, and the cinematography and Direction is also good, and the action is good too. But there is still something lacking in Divergence. I had to watch this film twice to figure out what was missing. On the second viewing I figured it out. This movie has no heart. It has everything that makes a good action film but in the end, you just don't care about the characters. The film makes all the stops and covers all the bases, and it should be a great film. But sadly, it's not, I was hoping for a great gunkata thriller but I was sadly disappointed.


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