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A detective helps a friend investigate the mysterious death of his father-in-law.

Directors:

Wai-Keung Lau (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 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 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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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

References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

SILENT NIGHT
Written by Franz Xaver Gruber (uncredited) and Joseph Mohr (uncredited)
Performed by Howard McCrary
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So there's no big twist here
8 October 2007 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

But that doesn't take too much away from the "entertainment". At least not in my eyes. Of course as with the Infernal Affairs movies, this isn't so much about the action, as it is about the drama and the relationships between the characters. And if you have some of the finest (as is the case here), than nothing can go wrong. And although it's apparent from very early on, who did what, that doesn't take anything away from the movie.

Quite the contrary! Even it wasn't revealed in the movie, you would've guessed it. So by showing it, the movie tells you that it won't play any "twist" game with you. And you can enjoy the performances and the nice story as it unfolds.


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