A Very Short Life

Synopsis: A female police commissioner tries to investigate the murder of an 11-year-old girl at the hands of her mother.
85 min

My name is Heiyi Ho

When I was dead, I was 11 years old

The story is fictional. Any similarity to

any person, living or dead, or to any actual

events is coincidental and unintentional

This is a real story

Two years ago,

I heard it when I dined in my friend's home

In order to conceal the identity

of the people involved

And the need of the storyline

I've made some changes in the script

All the characters' name is fake

And all are performed by

professional actors and actresses

In fact, the story is...

On the night about 2 years ago

I've an attorney friend named Herman Lee

He hosted a dinner in his house

He just learnt how to cook Japanese cuisine

And he'd like to show it off

We planned to meet at 7pm

Yet I was in a meeting with lots of

buyers in the office, so I was late

Slightly jammed up in traffic

When I reached there, I was 2 hours late

Kei, wait for me here

I'll leave at around 2am

Yes, Mr. Law


You so late?

Why don't you come tomorrow?

Excuse me, jammed up in the tunnel

Just kidding...

Why so formal? Become like this

Look professional?


Uncle Dennis

Katty, why are you in Hong Kong?

It's my term break, that's why I come back

Let me introduce two of my friends

Ruth and Grace

This is my dad's friend, Dennis

Hello Hello

Enjoy it...

Thank you

That's right, let me introduce

George, Dennis


George's mama Hello

Come on, let me introduce Cat to you

Cat is a police inspector, my neighbor next door

Dennis is in property business

as well as a film director

I've seen you... in the newspaper

Have a seat...

This was the first time I met Cat

Cat is the inspector of DCS

(District Crime Squad) at HK West

Herman has a high level of cooking skill

Especially the snails in wine and chilly sauce

I got along well with Cat;

we chatted in everything

To boast and flatter

In everything

Usually, no lingering in the subject

Lost impression very soon

However, what we chatted on that night...

Now I still remember it clearly

I've never tasted such a sweet fruit

You better eat more Dad

Very sweet


Great, try one.

Taste it, I made it

That I really need to taste it

Of course you need to taste it,

yelling on weight lost all the time

I'm still fat no matter how I eat

You know, HK people talk about weight lost

Leaving so soon? You really...

Cat, what district are you in?

HK West, DCS


Responsible for robbery, murder cases?

Yup also as well

Is rape also under DCS?


From the police point of view

What's the difference between

raping a virgin and a prostitute?

No difference, they are both women

The most important point is the evidence

What if under age?

That's another story

Even there's a difference between

under 13 and 16 years old

What if commit incest

and the girl is under age, so how?

So how?

Catch him into the police station,

beat him up ruthlessly

As a matter of fact, it has quite a lot

child sex offending cases lately

Involved with biological father, brother.


security guard, priest

It includes all sorts of people

In fact, how could a father molest his daughter?



Prostitutes in HK are more than rubbish bins

Prostitutes ask of money!

How expensive?

In general, around 300 dollars

It can be as low as 50 bucks I caught it before

You won't be unable to pay 50 bucks, right?

Yet for 50 bucks...

probably without a nice body

but a filthy drug addict

Or old hookers in her 60s

Men can't have any passion with such.

Those old pops may like their "clean" daughters,

virgins are clean

You know, guys always fond of virginity

Virgin your ass!

Virgin his ass!

Worse than a beast!

A beastly pop raped his daughter

in Tuen Mun not long ago

Her mom told the police that...

it was better to be molested by

her father than strange men.

Is there such kind of woman?

In fact, it does!

Through my experience

Mom knows or tacitly consent

in 70% to 80% of the cases

Mostly, they refuse to admit

when they give statements

I came across a child abusive

murder case two years ago

Even now, I still remember it clearly

The mother accidentally beat her daughter to death

That girl's name is Heiyi Ho

Good Morning, Madame Wong!

Good Morning, Madame Liu!

Good Afternoon

It's 3:
30 afternoon

I was really scared that day.

Josephine Wong suddenly showed up

Who is she?

She is the Assistant Commissioner

She was the Chief In Charge

at HK Island at that time.

How high is her ranking?

We have one Commissioner;

that is Tang King Shing

Two Deputy Commissioners

Follow by five Senior Assistant Commissioners

Then Assistant Commissioner

Within the top ten?

Not really

We have more than ten Assistant Commissioners

Inspector Lam,

Heiyi Ho's child abusive killing case

I think the case isn't completed

I want to interrogate Becky Lee again

Yes, Madame

Arrange it for me quickly

Let me know when it's ready

I'll be in Commissioner's office

Yes, Madame

Thank you

What's it?

Stir-fry noodles in Singaporean style

Not from today

I won't care if you drink a beer at lunch

But straw? Ridiculous!

Hurry up, Inspector Lam!

Yes, Madame!

This Josephine Wong is really cocky

She was an University graduate from England

Very few people with high qualification

Applied for police twenty years ago

Those University graduates

were automatically enlisted

As inspectors when they first got in

Their shoulders soon have 3 stars

To be promoted as superintendent

Had she ever on beat?

Of course not

Solely lead the whole team

out for a general patrol.

Besides, that Barbara is even more extraordinarily

She got her PhD. In Criminology in England

Already a Chief Inspector when

she had not yet reached 30

I've already said so

No matter how hard it is,

you must let your kids study overseas

What about afterwards?

To interrogate the criminal

Where does the criminal sit?

Over that side

Tell them the criminal is here

This way, Madame

Madame Wong

You all go out

Yes, Madame

You stay

Yes, Madame

You're Becky Lee?


What did you say? I can't hear


You're very ill-upbringing! Who gave birth to you?

Raise your head when you talk to me

Look at me, louder!


Answer me in a complete sentence!

Yes what?

Yes I'm Becky Lee



I'm Becky Lee

Yes Madame! Lam Bec... ky... Lee

Yes, Madame! I'm Becky Lee

You're polite now Let's start our conversation

Take a black cotton bag in

Yes, Madame

You're Becky Lee, right?

Yes, Madame I'm Becky Lee

You beat your daughter to death, right?

Yes, Madame I accidentally beat her to death


You consider this as an accident!

What about I clean the gun here

and accidentally shoot you to death. Is that okay?

Is that okay?

Is that okay? Answer me!

No... Madame...

I beg you, don't...

Begging me?

Did your daughter beg you? Did you let her go?

You beat her up in much fun?

Lock the door

Barbara, what's this?

A black cotton bag?

Turning off the light, covering the head,

beating... still work?

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