DIVERGENCE

UNIVERSE FILMS DISTRIBUTION CO. LTD - as PROD

Action/Adventure - Completed 2005

In 2005, the director Benny Chan and the screenplay Ivy Ho jointly create an exciting story, DIVERGENCE, featuring three individual guys apparently with nothing in common: a loser cop whose fiancée is missing, a wayward assassin who always cross the line and a professional lawyer who is confused wit

    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • HONG KONG (CHINA)
    • Languages
    • CANTONESE
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Benny CHAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Ivy HO
    • Producer(s)
    • Benny CHAN
    • Synopsis
    • CID officer Suen (Aaron Kwok) arrests the accountant of an alleged money laundering syndicate. However, the accountant is assassinated upon his arrival at Hong Kong airport. The killer (Daniel Wu) escapes without leaving a clue. While the mastermind, laundry boss (Law Ka-leung), is happy about the prospect of resuming his frozen assets after the death of the hostile witness, his beloved son, Xia, is suddenly kidnapped.
      Suen is an ill-fated policeman. He can’t forget his girlfriend, Fong (Lee Sin-je), who mysteriously disappeared 10 years previously. During his investigations into the current case, he finds a woman who looks like his missing girlfriend. Her name is Amy (Lee Sin-je), the wife of lawyer To ( Ekin Cheng) who represents the money laundering syndicate boss. This raises Suen’s interest in the couple.
      Although the killer, Coke, has completed his job, he still maintains an acute interest in the case and, as such, violates the code of most contract killers. He remembers year ago that Suen and Fong had hosted the television programme Police Call.
      An ultra-successful lawyer To invariably wins his cases in court, usually helping the accused to escape custodial prison terms. Is there a hidden agenda for an arrogant person like To? Everyone in the story seems to posses some quality or qualities that do not fit their persona. Will they all eventually become engulfed by the vortex of the whirlpool? Simultaneously, unrelated and seemingly unmotivated murders and disappearances are plentiful. All these cases may or may not have something to do with the story of these diverse characters. Investigations are now under way, but the outcome remains uncertain.
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