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Part of Hong Kong Cinema film series

The Attorney

Directed by Wong Kwok-fai

Hong Kong | Fiction Feature | 102

14 Jul
Sun, Jul 14 at 7:00 pm
Roxie Theater

Description

Politics and the law, money and murder, all compellingly intertwine 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. With shades of The Night Of (2016) in the background and rich character detail, The Attorney also offers a pointed look at what people with power can get away with while the dispossessed take the blame.

Director Wong Kwok-fai

Wong Kwok-fai got his start working as an animator and effects artist, but is best known for helming the popular HKTV political drama series The Election (2014). He followed that with the heartwarming romance The Moment (2016) and directed one of the episodes in the horror omnibus Ghost Net (2017).

Film Details

Language Cantonese

Year 2019

Runtime 102

Country Hong Kong/China

Director Wong Kwok-fai

Producer Peter Xiong, Cherrie Lau

Writer Alex Pao, Finger Ho, Lee Ho Tin, Yan Pak-wing, Frances To

Editor Kwan Wing-men

Cinematographer Kenneth Tse Chung To

Music Lam Kwan-fai, Julian Chan

Cast Alex Fong, Carlos Chan

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