XXIII edition
10/15 December 2013

  Out of Competiton
  Special Screenings
  Catalana I Criminal
  TV Noir

Blind Detective
Hong Kong, China, 2013, 129, DCP, color

Johnnie To
Wai Ka Fai
Yau Nai Hoi
Ryker Chan
Yu Xi
Cheng Siu Keung
Allen Leung
David Richardson
Hal Foxton Beckett
art direction
Bruce Yu
Steven Tsang
Stephanie Wong
Andy Lau (Chong)
Sammi Cheng (Tung)
Guo Tao (Szeto Fat-bo)
Gao Yuanyuan (Tingting)
Zi Yi
Lang Yueting
Lo Hoi Pang
Bonnie Wong
Lam Suet
Philip Keung

Johnnie To
Wai Ka Fai
Media Asia Film Production
Emperor Film Production
China Film Media Asia
Milkyway Image
David Chan
Albert Lee
Lam Ping Kwan
Han Xiaoli

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Chong was a highly gifted detective who was accidentally blinded during an investigation. Since then he assists the police on cold cases, thanks to his intuition and incredible deductive skills. Tung is an up-and-coming detective who has been wracked with guilt ever since her childhood friend Minnie disappeared without a trace, perhaps the victim of a serial killer who at the time had killed a number of girls. Tung turns to Chong to her help her solve the old case.

"There’s a romantic element to this film, as well as many humorous moments, which relaxes viewers, who can also admire the beauty of the two leads, Andi Lau and Sammy Cheng. Life is short, we have to learn to appreciate the positive things, in real life and onscreen. Plus I came up with the story after having come up against the bureaucracy and rules of Chinese censorship, and I don’t think I exaggerated with the violence." [Johnnie To]

Johnnie To has directed over 40 films and produced as many. He began his career in the 1970s working for the TVB network as a director, screenwriter and producer. In 1980 he made his feature debut, The Enigmatic Case. Commercial success came in 1989 with All About Ah-Long. Three years later he made the equally successful The Heroic Trio. In 1996 he and Wai Ka Fai founded the production company Milkyway Image and he began making more personal, original and visionary films across a wide range of genres. Running out of Time (1999), The Mission (1999), Fulltime Killer, (2001), PTU (2003) and Breaking News (2004) are just a few of his biggest hits. In 2005, Election was presented in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The following year, Exiled played in competition at the Venice Film Festival, at which he served on the International Jury in 2008. In 2009 he won the Black Lion Award in Courmayeur for Vengeance.

2013 Blind Detective
2013 Drug War
2011 Romancing in Thin Air
2011 Life Without Principle
2011 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
2009 Vengeance
2008 Sparrow
2008 Linger
2007 Mad Detective
2007 Triangle
2006 Exiled
2006 Election 2
2005 Election
2004 Yesterday Once More
2004 Throw Down
2004 Breaking News
2003 Running on Karma
2003 Turn Left, Turn Right
2003 PTU
2003 Love for All Seasons
2002 My Left Eye Sees Ghosts
2002 Fat Choi Spirit
2001 Running Out of Time 2
2001 Fulltime Killer
2001 Love on a diet
2001 Wu Yen
2000 Help!!!
2000 Needing You
1999 The Mission
1999 Running Out of Time
1999 Where A Good Man Goes
1998 Eighth Happiness
1998 A Hero Never Dies
1996 Lifeline
1995 A Moment Of Romance III
1995 Loving You
1993 Executioners
1993 The Mad Monk
1993 The Heroic Trio
1993 Bare Footed Kid
1992 Justice, My Foot
1992 Lucky Encounter
1991 Casino Raiders II
1991 The Royal Scoundrel
1990 Story Of My Son
1990 The Fun, The Luck & The Tycoon
1989 All About Ah-Long
1988 The Big Heat
1987 Seven Year Itch
1986 Happy Ghost III
1979 The Enigmatic Case



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