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Sin yan (2010)

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Policeman Don Lee often works with informants but numerous too-close calls and failed missions cause him to see the world as one betrayal after another - then he meets Guy, and is given a new chance to change his views.

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Dante Lam

Writers:

Dante Lam (story), Wai Lun Ng (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nick Cheung ... Don Lee
Nicholas Tse ... Ghost Jr.
Lun-Mei Kwei ... Dee
Kai Chi Liu ... Jabber
Pu Miao Pu Miao ... Cher
Yi Lu ... Barbarian
Sherman Chung Sherman Chung ... Ghost's sister
Kong Lau ... Cher's father
Philip Keung ... Tai Ping
Lawrence Cheng ... Cher's brother
Shing-cheong Li Shing-cheong Li ... Don's superior (as Shing-Cheung Lee)
Deep Ng Deep Ng ... Fairing
Kong Kam
Jing-hung Kwok Jing-hung Kwok
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hin-Wai Au Hin-Wai Au ... Senior inspector
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Policeman Don Lee often works with informants but numerous too-close calls and failed missions cause him to see the world as one betrayal after another - then he meets Guy, and is given a new chance to change his views.

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Policeman Don Lee often works with informants but numerous too-close calls and failed missions cause him to see the world as one betrayal after another - then he meets Guy, and is given a new chance to change his views.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

26 August 2010 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Muhbir See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Well Go USA Keeps Bringing Us The Goods
25 September 2011 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Policeman Don Lee (Nick Cheung) often works with informants but numerous too-close calls and failed missions cause him to see the world as one betrayal after another -- then he meets Guy, and is given a new chance to change his views.

I have to give credit to the folks at Well Go USA. I have been reviewing the films they distribute for a while now, and they have been consistently good. "Stool Pigeon" is no exception, adding the genre of police action to the martial arts stories they have delivered us in the past. I assume not all Asian films are this good (in fact, I know they are not), so whoever does acquisitions for Well Go needs a raise.

What is this film? A bit of mystery, a lot of action, a crime thriller. It really should appeal to a wide audience. If you like films like "French Connection" or "Snatch", I think this will be your film. While not quite a masterpiece, it really does tell a strong, interesting and emotional story. It is a film I am eager to watch a second time.

The DVD/BD (it comes as a combo pack) has some nice features on, most notably the variety of languages and subtitles. You might prefer Cantonese with English subtitles. Perhaps you prefer English dubbing. Then again, maybe you speak Cantonese and would rather watch it without dubbing or subs... you are able to do any of these.


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