SEASON NINE FINALE - sponsored by Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, New York.
Thursday, Oct 10, 2019, 7 PM @ River East 21
Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony honoring Kenneth Tsang Kong to be held before the feature presentation.
THE ATTORNEY (一級指控) | Chicago Premiere
Introduction and Q&A with Actor Kenneth Tsang Kong, Scriptwriter Frances To, and Executive Producer Cherrie Lau
Hong Kong | 2019 |102 Minutes | DCP | In Cantonese w/English subtitles
Director: Wong Kwok-fai
Starring:Alex Fong, Patrick Tam, Nina Paw Hee-ching, Kenneth Tsang Kong, Carlos Chan, Liu Kai Chi
Film Source: Golden Scene Co. Ltd., Hong Kong
Politics and the law, money and murder, all compellingly intertwined in this taut mystery/courtroom drama. Powerhouse attorney Lui has won 12 cases in a row, so it’s a bit bewildering when he agrees to take on the defense of a young kid who wakes up next to the murdered daughter of a billionaire businessman with no idea what happened the night before. What seems like an unwinnable defense, however, takes a surprising turn when it’s revealed that the young woman was involved with an up-and-coming shady politician.
“What makes this film works, while others have failed in the past, is the subtlety in the plot line and characters that we eventually cared about. In the days of lacking these kind of genre movies in Hong Kong cinema, The Attorneymore than fills this void.” – Andrew Chan, neofilmshop.com
Click here for film critic’s reviews. (TBC)
This premiere including the Award presentation is made possible by the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in New York.