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Blind Detective (2013)

Maang taam (original title)
A brilliant detective is forced into early retirement after losing eyesight. Making ends meet by solving cold cases for reward money, he teams up with a rookie lady inspector to solve a case from her personal past.

Director:

Johnnie To

Writers:

Ryker Chan, Ka-Fai Wai (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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3 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau ... Chong Si-teun / Johnston
Sammi Cheng ... Ho Ka Tung
Tao Guo ... Szeto Fatbo
Yuanyuan Gao ... Tingting
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Pang
Man-Wai Wong Man-Wai Wong ... Minnie's grandmother (as Bonnie Wong)
Suet Lam ... Lee Tak Shing
Philip Keung ... Chan Kwong
Ziyi Wang ... Joe
Yueting Lang ... Minnie
Fun Lo ... Casino gambler
Tai-Lo Ma ... Casino gambler
Wong Chun ... Fat guy
Terence Tsui Terence Tsui ... Ted
Mimi Chu ... Pang's wife
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A brilliant detective is forced into early retirement after losing eyesight. Making ends meet by solving cold cases for reward money, he teams up with a rookie lady inspector to solve a case from her personal past.

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Connections

Featured in Boundless (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is Blind
Music by Hal Beckett & Marc Baril
Lyrics by Xi Lin
Performed by Andy Lau & Sammi Cheng
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Confused mess
6 December 2014 | by q-60See all my reviews

This film can't make up its mind if it wants to be a featherweight romantic comedy or a Seven/Silence of the Lambs-style dark thriller.

Without any funny jokes or a credible or even remotely interesting villain it succeeds as neither. Add an unthinkably daft twist ending and you end up with a very confused mess. If it's creepy, it's not in a good way - the creepiness lies in trying to figure out how Johnny To could possibly think it a good idea to put a subplot about a cannibal serial killer of young women in a slapstick romantic comedy.

It's possible something got lost in translation, but I really can't imagine what kind of cultural insight would make this make sense.


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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Release Date:

4 July 2013 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Mang tam See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,958,596
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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