Part of Hong Kong Cinema film series
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.
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).
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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