Nick Cheung in a still from Guilt by Design (category IIA; Cantonese), directed by Paul Sze, Kenneth Lai and Lau Wing-tai and co-starring Hans Zhang and Eddie Cheung.

Guilt by Design film review: Nick Cheung plays master hypnotist in preposterous Hong Kong courtroom drama

  • Written and directed by three newcomers, film tries to put a fresh spin on the crime thriller drama. It is diverting in places, but has a farcical plot line
  • Nick Cheung plays a hypnotherapist on jury service, who is blackmailed to hypnotise his fellow jurors, played by a fine ensemble cast whose talents are wasted
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Nick Cheung in a still from Guilt by Design (category IIA; Cantonese), directed by Paul Sze, Kenneth Lai and Lau Wing-tai and co-starring Hans Zhang and Eddie Cheung.
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Philip Keung (left) and Louis Cheung in a scene from A Witness out of the Blue (category: IIB; Cantonese), directed by Fung Chih-chiang and also starring Louis Koo.

A Witness out of the Blue film review: Louis Cheung plays bumbling detective in offbeat Hong Kong murder mystery

  • Director Fung Chih-chiang’s latest – and best – effort starring Louis Koo and Louis Cheung is part murder mystery, part police thriller and part Freudian psychodrama
  • Despite a needlessly gimmicky marketing campaign involving a parrot, the film is a thoroughly entertaining experience for viewers
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Philip Keung (left) and Louis Cheung in a scene from A Witness out of the Blue (category: IIB; Cantonese), directed by Fung Chih-chiang and also starring Louis Koo.
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