Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Detective - Another Gem

HK/Asia filmakers have grown up considerably, and there are certainly a lot more great filmakers now. The Pang brothers, or rather Oxide Pang, gave us another great one in The Detective - a murder mystery. The setting in Bangkok was excellent and background music enchanting and relevant. You get drawn in more and more into the mystery with Aaron Kwok delivering another sublime performance (he should really stop singing). Liu Kai Chi the under rated veteran was excellent as well.

You should really try to catch this movie. Some of Oxide's previous work include The Eye, Bangkok Dangerous, Forest of Death and Ab-normal Beauty. Even though Aaron lost to Leung Chiu Wai, I still think Aaron's acting was better and has more depth. Can't really give the story away as it peels away like an onion, its intoxicatingly addictive.

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