Ching yan   2008   Hong Kong The Beast Stalker
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Director:Dante Lam
Studio:Emperor Motion Pictures
Writer:Dante Lam, Wai Lun Ng
IMDb Rating:6.8 (831 votes)
Awards:1 win & 2 nominations
Genre:Action, Crime
Duration:90 min
Dante Lam  ...  (Director)
Dante Lam, Wai Lun Ng  ...  (Writer)
Nicholas Tse  ...  Sergeant Tong
Jingchu Zhang  ...  Ann Gao
Nick Cheung  ...  Hung
Philip Keung  ...  Cheung Yat-Tung (as Ho-man Keung)
Esther Kwan  ...  (voice)
Suet-yin Wong  ...  Ling
Man Po Cheung  ...  Cinematographer
Chung-to Tse  ...  Cinematographer
Kai Chi Liu  ...  Sun
Kwok-Wai Cheung  ...  Fai
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung  ...  Judge Lee
Sherman Chung  ...  Christy
Jing-hung Kwok  ...  Michael
Kong Lau  ...  Chuen
Pu Miao  ...  Li
Sum-yin Wong  ...  Yee
Sai Tang Yu  ...  Prosecutor
Kenny Tse  ...  Cinematographer
Si-Man Man  ...  Female hostage
Comments: There isn't one single monster in this (what's up with that?), although Nick Cheung looks pretty spooky with his fake eyeball and possesses some über-human qualities like always being out of the blue and into the right place always at the right time, moving at speeds faster than light, and getting bashed in the face with a rock and not bleeding. The (contrived and typical) story construction which explores the tug of war among duty, friendship, love, and responsibility is done well, and Nicholas Tse and Cheung both turn in top notch performances, as does the little girl. All the acting is pretty good when you could actually see what was going on. I had to stop frame and inch through a scene on a bridge/overpass where they hung that little girl over the edge. I wonder what the film could have been without being a stylized action pic.

Jingchu Zhang also stars but she seems to come up unremarkable in manly action movies like Overheard, Protégé and this one.


Summary: One traffic brought together the lives of a wanted criminal, a police sergeant, a public prosecutor and her daughter in a dramatic action adventure about friendship, duty, love and hate.

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