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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, 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
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
Kun-Yang Chu Kun-Yang Chu ... 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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Taglines:

The heart is a lonely hunter...

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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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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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Compassion of Pain
25 December 2006 | by etstrikesbackSee all my reviews

I LOVE their work on Infernal Affairs. To some extent, I do compare COP with IA but I I've debated with myself not to be unfair with my judgement - because they are quite different.

Confessions of Pain is very real in nature. I am beginning to notice that many avoid stereotyping a person as a good 'cop' and a bad 'cop'. And I echo this. I don't think Tony's character is absolutely 'wrong'. Don't get me wrong as I am not suggesting that his ill-suppressed pain should be taken in the context of crime but we must 'honor his hatred' for his parents' brutal murder.

I must confess that the pain (in this piece of art) can be more e.g. poignant dilemma faced when the truth is revealed about his wife's identity (yes, I am speaking in codes here because my friend spoiled the suspense of 6th Sense by revealing the ending, and I ain't want to be that culprit!).

In essence, I like the movie and the cast is marvellous.


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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:

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Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,182,296
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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