The Kidnap

Synopsis: An Architect's daughter is kidnapped.
Genre: Drama, Short
Director(s): Chris von Hoffmann
8 min


Lam, the victim, age 18

The kidnappers

called his sister, yeung,

to meet at the theatre

she performs...

at 17:

half way through the third act

The kidnappers may change location

We have 3 surveillance teams

Most plotters are people you knew

They could come from the academy

Our mission is to rescue the victim

Nobody do anything stupid

Until we find the victim

Chi, you're saying madam's bit

What's she supposed to say?

Forget tonight's football pool

I want yeung's brother back!

yes, Madam!

Madam, will the puppy turn up?

Just hold your position

Tail him?


How is my brother?

He is fine

Just put the money in the box

When will you release him?

Hurry if you want to see him again

Thank you

Ten, nine, eight...

you got 10 seconds

Got it

Six, five, four, three, two...



The puppy is heading towards 9 o'clock


Take stairway 4 and cover Chi


Chi, is he waiting for someone?

How do you know?

He's just a puppy.

No sign of the bitch yet

He just helped yeung handle the money

He had the nerve!


Not much of an actor, though

The bitch is approaching the roof

Stay low, don't alert him

Why so late?

Chill! Take it easy

We'd better hide this elsewhere

What if people stumble upon it?

Relax! Don't be silly

you'll be dead meat...

lf the cops see you with this bag

I'm leaving with my share

Hey! Hey...

Are you out of your mind?

- Give it back! - Let go...

Let me go!

Darn! you're crazy... Give me...

- Trust me! - Give me!

I'm Sergeant Ho from

Organized Crime & Triad Bureau

Stand back, you hear me?


I was only the driver.

I'm innocent

Shut up!

I know you're not a kidnapper

And you still have a chance

Abduction is no big deal

Surrender and lead me to the victim

I will mitigate on your behalf

Why should I trust you?

you don't have to

So what if I let you go?

Who will look after your mom?

Will you abandon her like your dad?


Where's the victim?

He's in...


you said it'd be fine if we pay

you told me to trust cops

Tell me now...

How can I find my brother?



Where's your fix point?

Start again!



Why did you move? One more!


Well done!

That's it! Remember

Free your mind,

don't over act

No unwanted expressions

Kitty, play music, carry on

Why still rehearsing this play?

She considers this a challenge

you said that all things must pass

lf I don't face it, how would I know?

lf you'd gotten over it

you wouldn't be so harsh

you wouldn't be happy either

I always play the bad guy

to his good guy

lt's your idea to change the music

We have to try something new

We went to Nepal

two months ago...

And heard this at a cafe

She had great fun that night



A surprise!

your husband suffers from relapse

lt could get worse

So the Swiss

found new treatment?

But operation

must be followed...

By lengthy observation

lt costs millions

I must try

if this is the only way

Okay now. Back to rehearsal

Run out of steam already?

I'm an idiot when it comes to music

We're all have musical sense

Don't be modest

Qian says he's gotten over it

But he's always deep in thought

lf you hadn't come...

He'd have been driven crazy

Businessman strikes gold in 3 years

We've got to talk

The Swiss have found new treatment

The doctor has recommended you

When are we leaving?

Soon, maybe next week

Why so sudden?

I've planed for a while,

Just haven't told you

Fine with me

Anyway, I'm at your disposal

you haven't consulted

Dr yeung lately?

Psychologists just bring peace of mind

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