THE STOOL PIGEON

By Dante LAM

EMPEROR MOTION PICTURES - as SALES

Action/Adventure - Completed 2010

Policeman Don Lee often works with informants but numerous too-close calls and failed missions cause him to see the world as one betrayal after another - then he meets Guy, and is given a new chance to change his views.

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Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2011
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    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Drama
    • Countries
    • HONG KONG (CHINA)
    • Languages
    • CANTONESE
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 112 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dante LAM
    • Synopsis
    • Senior Inspector Don Lee relies heavily on the information provided by stool pigeons in his job.
      Barbarian is a painstakingly meticulous armed robber. Don needs an informant to infiltrate his gang. He recruits street-racer Guy. Guy provides information on Barbarian’s next job, but Don is unable to effectively act on them until the final moment. Since Barbarian has not left any evidence, Don is pressured to convince Guy to become a witness for the prosecution.
      Don promises to provide Guy with a new identity in another country, but the departure is beset by accidents and Guy only barely makes it to safety.
      Haunted by his ruined relationships with his ex-wife and former stool pigeons, Don no longer wants to be part of a world that is one betrayal after another.
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