Mad Detective

Overview

A psychotic ex-policeman with a mysterious supernatural gift proves invaluable in the case of a missing police firearm and its vanished owner in this tense police thriller from co-directors Johnny To Fulltime Killer and Wai Ka-fai Running on Karma. Bun is an outcast detective who always seems to crack the case despite having some rather serious personality flaws. When Bun slices off his ear and offers it up as a gift at a party staged to honor one of his superiors, he is promptly forced into early retirement. ...
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Overview

A psychotic ex-policeman with a mysterious supernatural gift proves invaluable in the case of a missing police firearm and its vanished owner in this tense police thriller from co-directors Johnny To Fulltime Killer and Wai Ka-fai Running on Karma. Bun is an outcast detective who always seems to crack the case despite having some rather serious personality flaws. When Bun slices off his ear and offers it up as a gift at a party staged to honor one of his superiors, he is promptly forced into early retirement. Subsequently withdrawn into his own world and tormented by the specters of his former vocation, Bun finds his unique ability to see the hidden personalities and inner demons of everyone he meets nearly driving him to insanity. As a policeman Bun's gift of second sight helped him to solve some of the department's most difficult cases, but now that the visions serve no purpose, they simply serve to erode his already fragile sense of reality. Yet despite Bun's bad reputation, ambitious inspector Ho Andy On still believes in him. Recently, Ho has been assigned the difficult case of a locating a missing policeman named Wong Lee Kwok Lun, who disappeared after pursuing some suspects into the nearby mountains. While Bun is indeed eager to help out with the case, he soon finds his volatile personality clashing with the seven conflicting personalities of Wong's apparently schizophrenic partner Chi-wai Lam Ka-tung.
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Special Features

Gorgeous high-definition transfer supervised by the Directors; ; Exclusive cast interviews shot during the Far East Film Festival with Lau Ching Wan and Lam Suet (Udine, Italy, April 2008) ; Interview with Johnnie To (France, March 2008); Original UK Theatrical Trailer; ; 16-Page Booklet - Containing a new Essay to David Bordwell (Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/12/2009
  • EAN: 5060000700022
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Ais
  • Region Code: 2
  • Time: 1:26:00
  • Format: Blu-ray

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lau Ching-Wan Bun
Andy On Inspector Ho
Lam Ka-tung Chi-wai
Kelly Lin
Lee Kwok Lun Wong
Karen Lee
Flora Chan
Eddy Ko
Lam Suet
Seung Siu Fai
Technical Credits
Wai Ka-fai Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Johnny To Director, Producer
Tina Baz Editor
Raymond Chan Art Director
Martin Richard Chappell Sound/Sound Designer
Stanley Cheung Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeff Cheung Asst. Director
John Chong Producer
Leung Chung-wai Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Heung Executive Producer
Xavier Jamaux Score Composer
Au Kin-yee Screenwriter
Catherine Sie Production Manager
Cheng Siu-keung Cinematographer
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