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A Witness Out of the Blue (2019)

Fan zui xian chang (original title)
A Hong Kong crime thriller about a detective and a parrot.

Director:

Chi Keung Fung

Writer:

Chi Keung Fung
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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis Koo ... Wang Xin-yuan
Jessica Hester Hsuan ... Ding Xi-yue
Louis Cheung ... Lin Fa-liang (as Kai-Chung Cheung)
Patrick Tam ... Yao Sheng
Philip Keung ... Ye Shou-zheng
Sam Lee ... Ou-yang
Andy On ... He Zhao-dong
Annie Liu ... Bird expert
Fiona Sit ... Yang Jian-shan
Man-Lung Ling ... Red hair
Siu Hin Ng ... Burglar
Cherry Ngan ... Shao-mei
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacky Cai
Lai-wun Chan Lai-wun Chan
Chi Keung Fung Chi Keung Fung
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Storyline

A man is found dead inside an apartment with a strange noise, "Help. Help!" next to the body. Detective Frank Lam arrives at the scene with his commanding officer Yip Sir to find the sole survivor and eye witness. Yip Sir is convinced the deceased, Henry Tsui is killed by his partner in crime, Sunny Wong when they had a fight over how to divvy up the loot from an armed robbery a month ago. When Frank confronts Sunny, Sunny denies all allegations and names Yip Sir as the killer. Frank's only hope in cracking the case lies in the not-so-human witness left at the scene of the crime. Written by AnonymusB

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

24 October 2019 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A Witness out of the Blue See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,092,694
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Chinese Police Can't Be As Stupid As This Film Portrays Them.
14 February 2020 | by redrobin62-321-207311See all my reviews

The good? Frenetic action, blood spurts, many twists and turns. There was no shortage of violence for all you gore hounds. Also, they kept any crocodile tears behaviour from characters to a pleasing minimum. Generally, acting was fine as well as cinematography and editing.

The bad? Too much sappy background music and sloppy direction. There were simply preposterous shenanigans that allowed for the continuation of the movie but, in real life, made no sense. And again, like in so many Asian films, the police officers come off as Keystone Cops - clumsy, weak, imbeciles in the flesh. Those sad tropes really hurt this otherwise good film.


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