Justin Cheung and Linah Matsuoka in a still from Deception of the Novelist (category IIB), directed by Christopher Sun. Jeana Ho co-stars

Deception of the Novelist film review: sexy infidelity drama gives way to unconvincing murder thriller

  • Story of a husband blackmailed by a lover, who is mysteriously killed, derives its interest from the murderer’s audacious attempt to hide his, or her, tracks
  • Despite intense performances from Justin Cheung and Jeana Ho as an unhappily married couple, the film has too many laboured twists and turns
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Justin Cheung and Linah Matsuoka in a still from Deception of the Novelist (category IIB), directed by Christopher Sun. Jeana Ho co-stars
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