Masahiro Higashide (left) and Masami Nagasawa in a still from The Confidence Man JP: The Movie (category IIA; Japanese), shot in Hong Kong. Directed by Ryo Tanaka, the film co-stars Fumiyo Kohinata.

The Confidence Man JP film review: Hong Kong-set Japanese TV series spin-off is an enjoyable caper

  • Story of high-stakes con artists who travel to Hong Kong to steal a diamond from a triad boss is light, humorous and gets better as the action gets complicated
  • However, it does not make the most of its Hong Kong setting, featuring clumsy Cantonese dialogue and no local actors
Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films

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Masahiro Higashide (left) and Masami Nagasawa in a still from The Confidence Man JP: The Movie (category IIA; Japanese), shot in Hong Kong. Directed by Ryo Tanaka, the film co-stars Fumiyo Kohinata.
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