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The Witness (2015)

Wo shi zheng ren (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 30 October 2015 (USA)
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After escaping an abduction attempt, a blind woman and the young man who witnessed the crime aid the police in trying to identify the man responsible.

Director:

Sang-hoon Ahn

Writers:

Xiaobai Gu (adapted screenplay), Andy Yoon (adapted screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Mi Yang ... Lu Xiaoxing
Han Lu ... Lin Chong
Jingchun Wang ... Lu Li
Yawen Zhu ... Tang Zheng
Ruilin Liu ... Liang Cong
Leon Lai Yi ... Jingkuang (as Yi Lai)
Sierra Lee ... Yanan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yingrui Cao Yingrui Cao ... Liang Cong (boyhood)
Wei Chai Wei Chai ... Xiaoxing (girlhood)
Baoyue Cui ... Yu Lu
Yansheng Li ... Prof Ma (as Hua Li)
Lingyue Xu Lingyue Xu ... Tang Qian
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After escaping an abduction attempt, a blind woman and the young man who witnessed the crime aid the police in trying to identify the man responsible.

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The Witness (the Chinese remake) and Blind (the original Korean film) are both directed by Ahn Sang-hoon. See more »

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Remake of Blind (2011) See more »

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Performed by Han Lu
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First Rate Thriller
5 March 2018 | by futuretypeSee all my reviews

At first I was not going to give this film much hope based on the opening scene of the police officer taking her younger brother off stage during a performance. The two of them behaved like delinquets resulting in a car crash, leaving him dead and her blind. The film does an excellent job of portraying how it is to be blind. The suspense starts with her mistaking a vehicle for a taxi driven by one nefarious character portrayed by Zhu Yawen.

Along with Lu Xiaoxing (Yang Mi) and Captain Lu (Wang Jingchan) I too thought it was a taxi which led to misguided searches until a rollerskater got involved in the mystery. At first his testimony was not taken seriously adding to the tension as the Tang Zheng character kept up his stocking the blind Ms. Xiaoxing and then pursuing the youthful Lin Chong. There are lots of opportunity for tension as the evil Tang Zhen is thwarted time and again but he still persists.

The acting, cinematography, editing and music all contribute to the suspense keeping me engaged in the movie and its outcome.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China | South Korea

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$194,736, 1 November 2015

Gross USA:

$418,063

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,963,557
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2.35 : 1
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