伤城 (Seung sing) a.k.a. Confession of Pain

I meant to write about this Hong Kong cop thriller movie since last week but there’s something more interesting that I can’t help sharing with you all. (Read >>> "Do You Believe in Happenstance?") Now, it’s time to talk about this one good movie from Hong Kong that didn’t come out in a while.

The movie is mainly about revenge and how painful it is to endure all those hatred feeling inside yourself for years. A cop became private detective is hired to investigate a rob and murder case which all evidences point out that his former supervisor is a prime suspect. Half way through the movie, we all knew who was a murderer, but what we didn’t know was the reason behind his painful revenge…

Andrew Lau, as a producer and co-director, and Alan Mak, as a co-director and co-scriptwriter, knew what they’re doing and did it well in this movie. Story-wise, it’s challenging to present the main plot by revealing who the murderer is earlier in the film. Tony Leung Chiu Wai’s powerful performance in this movie is exceptional fantastic. The cinematography is superb, contemporary Hong Kong is portrayed perfectly in the film. It’s no wonder why Hollywood is interested in the film and the rights to remake this movie into American scene has been settled, following its predecessor – Infernal Affairs Trilogy which became American "the Departed."

5 stars out of 5 – recommend to those who loved those good old days when Chinese contemporary movie ruled in Thai cinema.
P.S. Check out an official website at <http://www.confessionofpain.com/>
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