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Control (2013)

Kong cheng ji (original title)
A crime thriller set in futuristic city. After falsely testifying for his company, an insurance salesman is terrorized by an unknown villain who seemingly can see his every movement.

Director:

Kenneth Bi

Writers:

Kenneth Bi, Jack Messitt (based on story by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Wu ... Mark
Chen Yao ... Jessica
Leon Dai ... Devil
Simon Yam ... Tiger
Kara Wai ... Jen
Ady An ... Mimi
Bing Shao Bing Shao ... Sam
Jiayi Feng Jiayi Feng ... Moon (as Jia-yi Feng)
Bojie Hao Bojie Hao ... Jeff
Eddie Pang ... Tony
Linda Wong Linda Wong ... Connie
Conroy Chi-Chung Chan ... AK47
Henry Fong ... Louis
Paulyn Sun ... Prudence
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brandon Ho Brandon Ho ... Rat
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A crime thriller set in futuristic city. After falsely testifying for his company, an insurance salesman is terrorized by an unknown villain who seemingly can see his every movement.

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Wannabe sci fi noir
14 October 2020 | by SkylessWingSee all my reviews

Not a bad opening. Builds up a blade runner esque world in the first several minutes with hints of a gritty triad drama.

But then the noir atmosphere and sci fi scenics disappear as we're taken on a journey from a nice office with 2020 decor, to a nice restaurant with 1980s decor, to an apartment with 1990s decor, to a street with some 1950s cars whilst everyone uses a tiny phone with HUD's in a desperate attempt to remind the viewer that this is set in the future.

Plot reminded me of The Usual Suspect's. Execution not so.

Decent enough for a Friday night with a couple of beers.


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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

22 November 2013 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,193,515
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Production Co:

Diversion Pictures See more »
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