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Mad Detective

Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai create a fiery action drama through a thrilling adventure exposing the dark side of Hong Kong's police force.

November 5, 2007 12:00am

Hong Kong , China, 2007, 89 min, 35 MM
In Cantonese with English subtitles
US Premiere

DIR: Johnnie To,
Wai Ka-fai
SCR: Wai Ka-fai,
Au Kin Yee
PROD: Johnie To, Wai Ka-fai
EXEC PROD: Charles Heung
DP: Cheng Siu Heung
ED: Tina Baz
PROD DES: Raymond Chan
MUS: Xavier Jamaux
CAST: Lau Ching-wan, Andy On, Lee Kwon Lun, Lam Ka Tung

Back together at the helm, Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai set incendiary cinematic material ablaze to create a fiery action drama. This film is both a thrilling adventure exposing the dark side of Hong Kong’s police force and a fascinating journey into the meanderings of a contorted mind. In one of his best performances to date, Lau Ching-wan plays the multi-dimensional role of Bun, an outcast detective whose psychotic personality and unorthodox investigative methods have cost him his job—even though he always solved the cases entrusted to him. The only person who still believes in Bun is power hungry inspector Ho (Andy On). Ho is determined to solve the complex case of a missing police gun and its vanished owner, Wong (Lee Kwok Lun). The consummate skill of To and Wai in scripting and directing a complex story of crime and madness carries the film from start to finish.

 - Rose Kuo


Monday, November 5th 6:45pm
ArcLight Theatre 12

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