Gun chung   2007   Hong Kong Eye in the Sky
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Director:Nai-Hoi Yau
Studio:Tai Seng Video
Writer:Nai-Hoi Yau, Kin Yee Au
IMDb Rating:6.8 (1,285 votes)
Awards:1 nomination
Duration:90 min
Languages:English, Cantonese
Nai-Hoi Yau  ...  (Director)
Nai-Hoi Yau, Kin Yee Au  ...  (Writer)
Simon Yam  ...  Sergeant Wong Man Chin / 'Dog Head'
Tony Leung Ka Fai  ...  Chan Chong Shan (as Tony Leung)
Kate Tsui  ...  Constable Ho Ka Po / 'Piggy'
Suet Lam  ...  Ng Tung / 'Fatman' (as Lam Suet)
Maggie Siu  ...  Madam Fong (as Maggie Shiu)
Siu-Fai Cheung  ...  Chief Inspector Chan (as Cheung Siu Fai)
Ting Yip Ng  ...  (as Ng Yuk Sau)
Yiu-Cheung Lai  ...  (as Lai Yiu Cheung)
Samuel Pang  ...  
Suet-sum Tse  ...  Master's Wife (as Xie Xue Xin)
Sunny Wong  ...  
Au Hin Wai  ...  (as Au Hin Wai)
Chung Him Law  ...  (as Law Chung Him)
Frank Michael Liu  ...  (as Frank Liu)
Kung Chan  ...  (as Chan Kung)
Hin-Wai Au  ...  (as Au Hin Wai)
Tony Cheung  ...  Cinematographer
Dave Klotz  ...  Composer
Guy Zerafa  ...  Composer
David M. Richardson  ...  Editor
Summary: Eye in the Sky tells the story of a new recruit, nicknamed Piggy (Kate Tsui) by her mentor Dog-Head (Simon Yam), as she undergoes an on-job training of sorts in their case to track down some armed heist robbers, led by "Hollow Man" (Tony Leung Kar Fai). It becomes a tight cat and mouse game as identities are attempted to be established, and the team comes up against a villain who's truly aware of his environment, turning the tables as the hunter might become the prey.

There are strong performances all round, led by the veterans Simon Yam, in a change of alignment given his outings last year as villains, and Tony Leung, as a chillingly observant, cool and methodical sudoku-playing mastermind. In her first movie role, I thought Kate Tsui did remarkably well in her role as Piggy, the newbie lacking field experience, yet being thrown in the deep end of the pool to sink or swim. Perhaps it is truly her being new to the scene, that eased her comfortably into a role which is similar to herself, but the story does allow her room to showcase some of her acting chops, and she holds her own well against the veterans. Maggie Tsui too added some comedic moments as a foul mouthed police madam.

Eye in the Sky is a recommended Hong Kong cop thriller (time to let go of mole stories) which is tight, and keeps you on the edge of your seat as you follow the surveillance team through high angles (akin to CCTV camera angles), tight teamwork and features an incredible soundtrack as well to keep it fast paced. You must watch this when it makes it to our shores in Singapore, tentatively scheduled for mid April.

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