over 6 years
Interesting concept although the execution could have been a lot better.
almost 7 years
An insanely original thriller/drama, Lau Ching-wan gives a mad and touching performance.
Mad Detective (Chinese: 神探; pinyin: Shēn Tàn; Cantonese Yale: Sun Taam) is a 2007 Hong Kong psychological crime thriller film produced and directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai. The film centers on a schizophrenic, former police inspector (Lau Ching-Wan), who decides to come out of retirement to help a rookie cop (Andy On) solve a complex murder case, involving a missing colleague and a suspected policeman (Lam Ka-Tung) suffering from a multiple personality disorder.
Mad Detective was first screened at the 64th Venice International Film Festival, and later premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, before being released in Hong Kong on 29 November 2007. The film's screenplay won "Best Screenplay" awards at various Asian film ceremonies, making this one of three successful films produced by Milkyway Image, the others being Triangle and Eye in the Sky.
Chan Kwai-Bun is a brilliant detective who is forced into retirement after presenting his retiring boss with his severed...