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Confession of Pain (2006)

Seung sing (original title)
A detective helps a friend investigate the mysterious death of his father-in-law.

Directors:

Andrew Lau Wai-Keung (as Andrew Lau), Alan Mak

Writers:

Felix Chong, Alan Mak
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Detective Lau Ching Hei (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Detective Yau Kin Bong
Qi Shu ... Sai Fung (as Shu Qi)
Jinglei Xu ... Susan Chow (as Jing Lei Xu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ankie Beilke ... Spicy Girl
Bo Yuen Chan Bo Yuen Chan ... Lai Sun Wah (as Ricky Chan)
Candice Chan Candice Chan ... Beer Promoter
Yee Ting Chan Yee Ting Chan ... Hei's Sister (as Chan Yee Ying)
Emotion Cheung ... Chan Wing Fu (as Cheung Kam Ching)
Yuk Wah Cheung Yuk Wah Cheung ... Sister In Orphanage (as Cheung Yuk Wah)
Lim-Kang Chow Lim-Kang Chow ... School Principal
Kwai Sam Chui Kwai Sam Chui ... Susan Chow's Doctor (as Chui Kwai Sam)
Woon Ling Hau ... Landlord of the Seaside House (as Hau Waon Ling)
Jordan Ho Jordan Ho ... Lawyer of Chow
Lin Ho ... Temple Master (as Ho Lin)
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Storyline

When veteran detective Hei finds out that his father-in-law, the billionaire benefactor Kim, is gruesomely murdered in his palatial mansion, he enlists the assistance of his former partner turned private detective, Bong. On the surface, the murder smacks of a vendetta that has taken a lifetime to fulfill. But no sooner has Bong agreed to crack the case with Hei than he realizes nothing is what it appears to be. Undoubtedly, they are after a monster in a perfect crime: every detail was meticulously orchestrated, every motive conveniently justifiable, and every culprit and potential witness mysteriously eliminated. But Bong has his own demon to fight over the suicide of his pregnant girlfriend. As he digs deeper and deeper into the case, he starts grappling with the suspicion that the man they hunt is someone very close to them, someone on the verge of a total breakdown. Written by Sonja Pavkovic

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The heart is a lonely hunter...

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | English

Release Date:

21 December 2006 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Confession of Pain See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Detective Lau Ching Hei: Beating crime used to be our mandate, now all that matters is the crime rate.
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Connections

Remade as Confession of Pain See more »

Soundtracks

APRÉS UN RÊVE
Composed by Kwong Wing Chan (as Chan Kwong Wing)
Lyrics by Romanin Bussine
Performed by Bethan Greaves
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Something missed...
17 September 2007 | by shu-fenSee all my reviews

Unresolved pain, harboured grudge and hatred leading to bloody revenge is most destructively tragic. Hei even takes harming/killing his wife as a last resort to fulfil his eye-for-eye, tooth-for-tooth dark plan on his father-in-law who exterminated his family twenty-five years ago.

A "well-taken-care-of" work with who did it is known, how it was did is also known, and viewers chase and chase the line to know why he did that. Every area is fine but something missed... it lacks "power", some more energy and intensity is desired. The film is too "quiet", we need at least one exploding/imploding point to exhibit the tension. In addition, Fiona Sit should take the role of that that Shu-qi occupies here as the girl here is a dotty one. Shu-qi has long passed that playful age. Her talent is not developed her. Wrong choice of actress. And, Kaneshiro is not quite himself, I find no clue why.

When the flame of hatred and pain keeps burning, the fire of vengeance grows stronger and hotter that even the entire furnace falls apart.


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