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A psychotic ex-policeman with a mysterious supernatural gift proves invaluable in the case of a missing police firearm and its vanished owner in this tense police thriller from co-directors [[Performer~P119050~Johnny To~johnnyto]] ([[Feature~V255698~Fulltime Killer~fulltimekiller]]) and [[Performer~P238662~Wai Ka-fai~waikafai]] ([[Feature~V295698~Running on Karma~runningonkarma]]). Bun is an outcast detective who always seems to crack the case despite having some rather serious personality flaws. When Bun slices off his ear and offers it up as a gift at a party staged to honor one of his superiors, he is promptly forced into early retirement. Subsequently withdrawn into his own world and tormented by the specters of his former vocation, Bun finds his unique ability to see the hidden personalities and inner demons of everyone he meets nearly driving him to insanity. As a policeman Bun's gift of second sight helped him to solve some of the department's most difficult cases, but now that the visions serve no purpose, they simply serve to erode his already fragile sense of reality. Yet despite Bun's bad reputation, ambitious inspector Ho ([[Performer~P366943~Andy On~andyon]]) still believes in him. Recently, Ho has been assigned the difficult case of a locating a missing policeman named Wong ([[Performer~P528996~Lee Kwok Lun~leekwoklun]]), who disappeared after pursuing some suspects into the nearby mountains. While Bun is indeed eager to help out with the case, he soon finds his volatile personality clashing with the seven conflicting personalities of Wong's apparently schizophrenic partner Chi-wai ([[Performer~P354774~Lam Ka-tung~lamkatung]]). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:July 18, 2008

Cast

Lau Ching-Wan
as Bun
Andy On
as Inspector Ho
Lam Ka-tung
as Chi-wai
Lee Kwok Lun
as Wong

Crew

Wai Ka-fai
Director
Johnny To
Director
Johnny To
Producer
John Chong
Producer
Wai Ka-fai
Producer
Wai Ka-fai
Screenwriter
Au Kin-yee
Screenwriter
Cheng Siu-keung
Cinematographer
Xavier Jamaux
Composer (Music Score)
Raymond Chan
Art Director
Charles Heung
Executive Producer
Stanley Cheung
Costume Designer
Catherine Sie
Production Manager
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