Directed by Danny Lee
Fantasia Midnights presented by Synapse Films
Billy Hin-Shing Tang, Danny Lee
Simon Yam, Danny Lee, Kent Cheng, Eric Kei, Enily Kwan
Unearthed Films Corp
New 2K Restoration by Unearthed Films
Summer 1982: A series of brutal murders have rocked Hong Kong. The bodies of four innocent young women have been found dismembered and police have no leads, until nude photos of one of the victims show up in a photo processing plant. The photos are claimed by cab driver Lam Gor-Yu (an unforgettable Simon Yam) who shuts down once Inspector Lee (Danny Lee, who co-directed with Billy Tang) and his team pick him up for questioning. As his family is interrogated, the picture starts to become clear. More photos of other victims are found, weird stories of Lam's perversities surface, and eventually, very unexpected physical evidence emerges. Lam soon confesses and the true story of what really happened becomes even more disturbing, shocking and horrifying. And the most worst part of the story? It's all true.
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