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Accident (2009)

Yi ngoi (original title)
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A troubled assassin, who works by orchestrating "accidents", suspects that an accident that happens to his team is not an accident at all.

Director:

Soi Cheang (as Pou-Soi Cheang)

Writers:

Kam-Yuen Szeto (screenplay), Lik-Kei Tang (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis Koo ... Ho Kwok-fai, The Brain
Richie Jen ... Chan Fong-chow (as Richie Ren)
Stanley Sui-Fan Fung ... Uncle (as Shui-Fan Fung)
Michelle Ye ... Woman
Suet Lam ... Fatty
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexander Chan ... Wong
Yuqin Han Yuqin Han ... Chan Fong-chow's wife
Cheung Wing Lai Cheung Wing Lai ... Wong's Father
Peter Lau Peter Lau ... Trad Boss
Frank Michael Liu ... Police Detective (as Chung Kei Lau)
Siu Kwan Lui Siu Kwan Lui ... Shopkeeper
Sherwin Ming Sherwin Ming ... Client
Monica Siu-Kei Mok ... Brain's wife
Jo Hung San Jo Hung San ... Landlord
Lui Yiu Tung Lui Yiu Tung ... Bus Driver
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A troubled assassin, who works by orchestrating "accidents", suspects that an accident that happens to his team is not an accident at all.

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When life is the shadow of death See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

24 September 2009 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Accident See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,215,542
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When the tables are turned, how can you be sure they have?
8 May 2010 | by joebloggscitySee all my reviews

I'm not sure what to make of this movie. It's not a long film, and so repeat viewings may make people appreciate its intricacies more. The film revolves around a small tight-knit group of assassins who work by killing their victims in ways that would appear to have been purely an accident, the "accident" being decidedly gruesome once executed.

Led diligently by a straight-forward highly intelligent man they call "Brains", they work to ensure no trace can lead the deaths to themselves. When the tables are turned and a member is killed, the focus closes on "Brain" who struggles to find out what has happened and gone wrong, and who is out to get them.

It's a moody film and uses the claustrophobic HK atmosphere well. One problem is that it's hard to decipher all that is happening from one viewing. It can get ponderous and confusing. The acting is generally very good and the action of the deaths very well done, but it doesn't compensate for the lack of clarity. Then again maybe it wasn't meant to be a tidy film and that is the point.

Overall, I thought it was okay and interesting enough. Maybe with some more work and time on the script then it could have become far better. Not bad, but just not great.


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