The Shadow Play (2018)

  |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The Chief of Construction Committee leaps to his death from a tall building. Yang Jiadong, a rookie cop begins investigating it. Forced out of his job and to the safety of Hong Kong, he endeavors to discover the truth.


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14 February 2019 | zhengleigao
| Rich underlying text and breathtaking scenery
Astonishing visual and audio effects achieved by seductive editing, impressive score, awesome camerawork, outstanding performance and a story where everyone in it was tangled and thrown into the waves and flames of the rapid changing environment. The narrative is not linear nor circular, very special but clear if you can understand some cultural subtleties. For example, the accent used by people from the three different cities, the switch from Mandarin to Cantonese when addressing to the residents in the to-be-demolished building complex. An honest record of the past 30 years without any makeup or vilifying.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller


Release Date:

25 October 2019



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Box Office


CNY50,000,000 (estimated)

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