Archive for the ‘ HK-Movies ’ Category

Short of Love (2009)

Short of Love

AKA: Ngai chai dor ching
Year : 2009
Country : Hong Kong
Film Genre : Comedy | Romance
Director : James Yuen
Cast : Wong Cho-lam, Kate Tsui, Race Wong, J.J. Jia, Angela Baby, Chrissie Chow

Synopsis

Wong Chi Kit (Wong Cho Lam) is a successful stock trader in Hong Kong and enjoys his life on good food and luxury items. After the economic recession his fortune decreases and his materialistic girlfriend Lily (Chrissie Chow) breaks up with him, thinking he has no money left. After this painful breakup he decides to look for normal girl who is not materialistic like Lily.

The first girl he meet are sisters Christy (Race Wong), a ballet dance instructor and Christine (Race Wong) who is a private dancer. Next he pretends to be blind in order to attract a spa masseuse Caca (J.J. Jia). His final stop is Sandy (Kate Tsui), who is involved in a triad gang. Along the way he also meets Angel (Angelababy) who is his love adviser. Now with so many girls to choose from he must select only one to be his new girlfriend. The question now who’s the lucky girl?

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Look for a Star (2009)

Look For a Star

aka: Yau lung hei fung
Year: 2009
Directed: Andrew Lau Wai-Keung
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 01:40
Country: Hong Kong
Cast:  Andy Lau Tak-Wah, Shu Qi, Denise Ho, Zhang Hanyu

Synopsis / Plot

Sam (Andy Lau) is the most eligible bachelor in town – he’s young, smart and rich. However, every success has its price. Sam has already divorced three times and finds himself crawling back to the game of love sooner than he has expected. It is love at first sight when Sam chances upon Milan (Shu Qi) at a Macau casino. She is a part-time poker dealer and a full-time cabaret dancer, seemingly not the perfect match with Sam’s life. While Milan is being groomed into a society woman by experts galore, Sam is starting to have cold feet. He takes his lawyer’s advice and signs a prenuptial agreement without consulting Milan. This time, he is gravely mistaken, as this woman has a heart of gold and is looking for real love rather than fame and fortune.

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I Corrupt All Cops (2009)

I Corrupt All Cops

aka: Gam Chin Dai Gwok
Year: 2009
Directed: Wong Jing
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Runtime: 01:52
Country: Hong Kong
Cast: Eason Chan Yik-Shun, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Alex Fong Lik-Sun, Bowie Lam

Synopsis / Plot

Based on a true story, the movie, released in April 2009, recalls the widespread corruption among Hong Kong police between 1963 and 1973. Chen (Eason Chan), a kind-hearted police officer and subordinate of Lak (Tony Leung), the chief inspector responsible for an organized system that allows police officers of all ranks to take bribes from just about everyone, from hookers to triad leaders. Lak is ruthless, but at the same time he manages to reduce crime rates with the triads’ cooperation, even if it occasionally means forcing false confessions from the innocent. It’s all meant to be for the greater good. But the money, power and women keep rolling in, and the there’s nothing more enjoyable than watching the cops willingly give way to temptation all in the name of justice.

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Love Connected (2009)

Love Connected

aka: Bo Chi Oi Nei
Year: 2009
Directed: Patrick Kong
Genre: Romance
Runtime: 01:35:09
Country: Hong Kong
Cast: Stephy Tang, Justin Lo, Kay Tse, Joey Leung, Sammy, Miki Yeung, Chelsea Tong, Terry Wu

Synopsis / Plot

“Love Connected” is about 5 love stories of 14 men and women that happened on Valentine’s Day.

1. On Valentine’s Day, the love probation period of Fung (Wu Ching Lam) ended, will he be able to get his dream girl Kei (Chelsea Tong)?

2. Wei (Justin Lo) is a singer who worked in a shopping mall, will he be able to end up with Bao (Stephy Tang) who worked in a flower shop in the mall?

3. A puzzling fantasy love story happened to computer geeks Long and Hu (I Love You Boyz), who met 1-day-lover Small Goldfish (Miki Yeung) on the Internet.

4. Zhu (Joey Leung) and Fang’s (Kay Tse) 7 years relationship is on the rocks, will this Valentine’s Day dinner be their last?

5. Fei (Sammy Leung) is a playboy who plans to date his 3 girlfriends on Valentine’s Day, but will dream differ from reality?

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On His Majesty’s Secret Service (2009)

On His Majesty’s Secret Service

Year: 2009
Directed: Wong Jing
Genre: Action, Comedy, Martial Arts
Runtime: 01:37
Country:  China/Hong Kong
Cast: Louis Koo Tin-Lok, Barbie Hsu, Sandra Ng Kwun-Yu, Tong Dawei, Liu Yang, Lam Chi-Chung, Song Jia, Liu Yiwei, Louis Fan Siu-Wong

Synopsis / Plot

The secret service has been responsible for protecting the Emperor for generations and 12 agents are always assigned to bodyguard duty. Amongst the current group, Zero Zero Dog (Louis Koo) is considered to be the weakest as he shows no interest in the martial arts and spends his time studying technology and creatng inventions. When Dog stumbles upon an evil plot to kill the Emperor by the chief eunuch, Cao Yan Chui (Fan Siu Wong), he decides to prove everyone wrong and vanquish the enemy himself.

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Accident (2009)

Accident

AKA: Assassins, Yi ngoi, Am saat, An sha, Yi wai
Year: 2009
Directed: Soi Cheang
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Runtime: 01:26:57
Country: Hong Kong
Cast: Louis Koo, Richie Ren, Michelle Ye, Stanley Fung, Lam Suet

Synopsis:

Hitman Fai (Louis Koo) and his team of three engineer the perfect murders. Planning down to the last minute detail, they carefully choreograph their kills in obtuse manners to look like freak accidents. One botched mission, however, leaves a member dead and the team in disarray. Was it an accident, or has someone beat them at their own game? Smelling foul play, Fai suspects that he’s been set up by Chan (Richie Jen), a normal insurance executive who seems to be somehow connected to the incident. Slowly losing his cool and his mind, Fai becomes obsessed with cornering Chan.

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Murderer (2009)

Murderer

AKA: Saat yan faan
Year: 2009
Directed: Roy Chow Hing-Yeung
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mistery
Runtime: 01:07:28
Country: Hong Kong
Cast: Aaron Kwok, Chun-Ning Chang, Josie Ho, Siu-Fai Cheung, You-Nam Wong]

Synopsis:

A bloody body falls seven stories onto a residential courtyard in the Eastern District of Hong Kong. The fallen body is police officer Tai, who was in the building with Chief Inspector Ling (Aaron Kwok) as they sought a serial killer whose known M.O. is an electric drill.

Both officers are rushed to the hospital. Officer Tai barely survives, with body wounds matching the M.O. of the serial killer. Chief Inspector Ling wakes up at the hospital unable to remember anything leading up to the attack. Suspicion then arises that Chief Inspector Ling may be the murderer …

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