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LINE WALKER (使徒行者)

Directed by: Jazz Boon 2016 | 104 min.

Section: Spotlight on Hong Kong

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

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Countries: Hong Kong SAR China

Languages: Cantonese, with English subtitles

Genres: Asian Cinema, Crime & Gangster, Thriller


Synopsis

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Undercover agent Ding (Charmaine Sheh) receives an encrypted message from Blackjack, who claims to be an undercover agent that has lost contact with the police. Ding reports it to her superior officer Inspector Q (Francis Ng), who immediately launches a mission to search for Blackjack. During the mission, Ding visits a casino where she discovers that the supposedly dead triad leader Foon-hei is surprisingly alive and kicking.

Meanwhile, Inspector Q narrows down Blackjack’s whereabouts when he learns of a finance group’s involvement in a drug deal in Brazil. The deal involves company chairman Kwok Ming, his advisor Lam (Nick Cheung), Lam’s right-hand man Shiu (Louis Koo) and Foon-hei, who is plotting a comeback to the crime world. When the players learn of an undercover agent in their midst, paranoia and distrust begin to cloud over the deal.

A continuation of the hit 2014 TVB series, LINE WALKER joins the ranks of venerable Hong Kong crime thrillers populated by corrupt cops, charismatic gangsters, and the sounds and colors of Hong Kong’s cinematic, urban landscape. It’s a welcome addition to this cinematic legacy.
-Anderson Le

Screenings

Sunday, November 06 6:15 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed
Sunday, November 13 5:15 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Jazz Boon
Producer Wong Jing, Virginia Lok
Cast Nick Cheung, Louis Koo, Francis Ng, Charmaine Sheh
Cinematographer Kenny Tse
Writer Cat Kwan