Alan Mak and Felix Chong should be fairly recognizable names to any fans of Asian cinema. After all, they were the writers behind the most epic saga Hong Kong has likely ever seen with their crime epic Infernal Affairs trilogy, which was of course remade as The Departed. Anyhow, I haven’t really kept up with these filmmakers since their breakout trilogy (mostly because Initial D didn’t look like anything I would be interested in), but have found some interest in their latest project.
Looking very much like one of the Infernal Affairs flicks, Overheard seems to have that quick-paced narrative down as well as the solid cast. Featuring the likes of Ching Wan Lau, Waise Lee and even the often maligned Michael Wong. I’m hoping for the best from this one even if it has received some fairly mixed reviews. Twitch seemed to hate it, but lovehkfilm seemed to dig it. It’s a fifty-fifty shot, but I have some faith in this project. Anyway, the basic plot is as follows:
A major stock exchange in the world, Hong Kong attracts not only money but any who try to manipulate the market. At the Hong Kong Police Force Commercial Crime Bureau, an operation is underway to infiltrate a trading company, Feng Hua International where a man, nicknamed “Boss” is the chief suspect.
The team, led by Inspector Leung (Lau Ching Wan) together with Yeung (Louis Koo) and Lam (Daniel Wu) install interception devices to monitor the company’s communications. When a crucial information on a surging share were intercepted, a moment of greed led the team in a cross fire between the Bureau and the boss.