R | | Action, Thriller
A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.
Based on the book "The Chinaman" (1992) by Stephen Leather.
Quan Ngoc Minh:
Politicians and terrorists, they are just 2 ends of the same snake.
Quan Ngoc Minh: What's the difference?
Liam Hennessy: There is a difference.
Liam Hennessy: One end bites and the other doesn't.
During the telephone call following the first bombing, the IRA terrorist makes reference to the British occupation of 'Northern Ireland'. However very few Irish republicans, and certainly not one in the IRA, would refer to it as such. Instead they would call it 'The North Of Ireland'.
The title is shown as a series of Asian-language characters before it changes into its English title.
Chinese version of film has an extended fight scene and there are a few extra shots in the other fight scenes.
AUD 132,211 (Australia) (15 October 2017)
$34,393,507 (USA) (21 December 2017)