Synopsis: A mutilated corpse appears to be a straightforward case of revenge killing, but as Inspector Lam zeroes in on the ex-con prime suspect, he finds himself confronting a web of lies. To reach the truth, Lam must delve into the details of a 20-year-old case for answers (a case in which he finds himself to have had an incidental part).
Director(s): Roy Hin Yeung Chow
Production: EDKO Film
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
108 min

George Lam, you're drunk again?

The boss wants you back for a meeting.

Got it. I'll be there soon.

Who's he?

Grab drinks from the fridge.

Sit down.

Sit down.

Where have you been all night?

You know what time it is now?

I know, I know.

Who's that?

He's my classmate.

My Dad.

We've got a project to discuss.

Why not go to library?

Go to work. Don't be so old-fashioned, OK?

We'll stop here. Let's eat first.

OK. Yes, sir.

Let's grab a bite. Hey, let's eat.


You stay behind. I want to talk to you.

Why did you apply to reopen that old case?

I've gone through materials again.

Something doesn't look right.

It doesn't look like a suicide.

I suspect the man was murdered.

Let me tell you:
They've been solved.

And that's that.

Don't waste police effort anymore.

Chief, even if a case is closed,

it doesn't mean the truth was uncovered

The point of investigating

is to dig out the truth.

You know

how many old cases you've dug up?

Just one has been worth it so far.

t's fine if you don't care about promotion,

but don't drag others down.

If one case in 10 can be overturned,

it's not a waste of effort, Chief.

I know.

Your wife's suicide is still on your mind.

You keep thinking she was murdered.

t's been five years. Let it go.

Don't mention my wife.

She wouldn't have left nothing behind.

Not even a suicide note.

I knew her so well.

She wouldn't have killed herself.

We've been together since the Academy.

I don't want you to mess up.

Take care.

Eugene Wang.

You've served your time

and today you'll be out on parole.

We hope 20 years in prison

helped you reflect on your crime and reform.

Now you're going to be released on parole.

To help you reintegrate into community,

the Social Welfare Department

found you a music store job.

You've got to report

to your parole officer every week.

Here are your personal belongings,

and the prison wages you've earned

Why didn't you take my call?


Don't you know Daddy worries about you?

The timetable says you finish by 5:30

and you should be here at 5:45.

What were you doing?

I went to the toilet.

Your period?

Tell Daddy next time, OK?

Hello, Mr Tsui!


Picking up your daughter?

Yes, Dean.

I heard your retirement concert sold out fast.

Many fans couldn't get tickets.

You'd better add two more shows.

Ticket sales aren't my concern.

I don't deal with money matters.

I never get involved.

Of course you don't.

Time to go home and practice piano.

I'd better let you go.

OK. Bye-bye.

Bye. Bye-bye, Dean.

Get in the car.

Who was the boy staring at you this afternoon?

Why was he smiling at you?

What's your relationship with him?



Nothing's going on.

What do you mean by nothing?

Say it clearly, won't you?

Don't lie to me!

Don't you lie to me!

I saw how he stared at you,

I saw it!



I hit you. You should find it shameful too.

I'm just trying to teach you.

There are too many bad people in this world.

Everybody just wants something from you.

It won't happen again.

What won't happen again?

I won't be with boys anymore.

Remember what you promised to me.

I'm just here to protect you.

I just want to protect you.

You can only be safe by my side.

Do you understand?

No one cares and loves you more than me

it's hard to find a hut with windows.

$3,000 is a total bargain.


Want to scare me?

You're so chicken-hearted.

See? isn't my timing perfect?

Are you stalking me?

Not really. I just want to

bump into you.

Hurry up!

Why would someone call you?

Who has your phone number?

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