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Nightfall (2012)

Dai zeoi 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

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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Storyline

A mutilated corpse appears to be a straightforward case of revenge killing, but as Inspector Lam zeroes in on the ex-con prime suspect, he finds himself confronting a web of lies. To reach the truth, Lam must delve into the details of a 20-year-old case for answers (a case in which he finds himself to have had an incidental part). Written by Anonymous / revised by statmanjeff

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

15 March 2012 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Nightfall See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

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 Vertigo (1958) See more »

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When the movie falls
14 November 2012 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

A solid try/stab at a crime thriller. Unfortunately this isn't as good as you might hope for. It aims high but can't quite deliver on that promise. Apart from story flaws (and/or the predictability of its twists and turns) even some of the well known actors are a bit of a letdown. Especially the "villain" of the piece goes really OTT in a very bad way that is.

You can still watch the movie and enjoy it, it's just that you might want to use that time and watch a better movie. The thrill factor isn't that high, unless you really can avoid guessing where this is heading. I can't imagine how that would be possible, but who knows. Not completely bad, but really not good either


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