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Nightfall (2012)

Dai jui bou (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 15 March 2012 (Hong Kong)
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An old but serious miscarriage of justice clouds a current police investigation looking into the death of a mutilated corpse.

Director:

Roy Hin Yeung Chow (as Chow Hin Yeung)

Writers:

Roy Hin Yeung Chow (screenplay), Chi-long To (screenplay) (as Christine To Chi Long)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Cheung ... Wang Yuen-yeung
Simon Yam ... Lam Ching Chung
Janice Man ... Tsui Suet / Tsui Eva
Kay Tse ... Au Yeung Ying
Chi Kui Chow Chi Kui Chow ... Wang's Brother
Hei-Yi Cheng ... Lam's Wife
Chi-Yeung Chow Chi-Yeung Chow ... Ah Keung (as Hinson Chow)
Phat Chan Phat Chan ... Ah Phat
Julius Brian Siswojo Julius Brian Siswojo ... Little B (as JBS - Brian)
Ho Ming Luk Ho Ming Luk ... Coroner
Clifton Kwan Clifton Kwan ... Ah Tung
Ka-Lok Wong Ka-Lok Wong ... Young Lam (as Stephen Wong)
Kim-Wing Lee Kim-Wing Lee ... Prisoner (as Li Kim Wing)
Ladnongkhee Adul Ladnongkhee Adul ... Prisoner
Anthony Au Anthony Au ... Prisoner
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An old but serious miscarriage of justice clouds a current police investigation looking into the death of a mutilated corpse.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Lam's Daughter: Why all the fuss about cutting the cake? Go investigate your big case, Inspector Lam.
Lam Ching Chung: What kind of attitude is that?
Lam's Daughter: What's wrong with my attitude? Kids without a mother around are all like this! You investigate day and night. The whole house is filled with victims' photos! So why can't you dig up why Mom killed herself?
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References The Long Goodbye (1973) See more »

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Written by Eugen Doga
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Love and Revenge
18 April 2015 | by j-penkairSee all my reviews

I saw the first 75% of this movie in a flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong. 25% was missed because I started watching a bit too late. I just watched it now and completed the film. "Nightfall" is a good drama / thriller which can be tightened. The plot and the atmosphere are first-rate. The editing and the overall storytelling, though, fall short. I watched it with this fluctuating feelings of high and low. Some parts are so gripping I can't take my eyes off. Some parts are so visually cut off of the rest of the film. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a case of walkout, and the walker would be definitely at a loss. The Simon Yam character is believable as a seasoned but sometimes weary-of-life police officer. His emotional final scene, with him receiving a phone message from the dead, is a good sum-up of the entire film. The Eugene Wang character, though, while physically convincing in every way, misses some good opportunities to give the film its deserving depth. I would have contrasted his hard face all through the film with the other serene and fulfilled one on his way down, as he has fulfilled every obligation as a man and a father. HIs slow-motion fall should have revealed to us an immeasurable love of a parent to his or her child. It will suit well with the girl's innocent question to the inspector: who is this man protector of mine? Anyway, this film will not fail to entertain you. Just like me: try asking all these silly questions after the end.


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15 March 2012 (Hong Kong) See more »

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$2,443,464
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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