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The Most Anticipated Asian Movies of 2015

Marion Cotillard, Christian Bale, John C. Reilly, Cate Blanchett, Ben Whishaw, Colin Farrell posing for the camera

AN INSPECTOR CALLS

AKA 神探驾到

Bottom line

– Chinese adaptation of a British play

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Hong Kong director Herman Yau has proved over the years his versatility, trying different genres from horror to action drama, delivering nicely-executed works. And now, there’s this British play. Which is set at the house of a wealthy family, one night at dinner, when suddenly an inspector comes in, announcing the death of a young woman… The original story contains a social commentary about the exploitation of this young woman by each member of the family, the film is supposed to inject a sense of black humor into it. One particularity to mention, it’s a “time play,” the story is told mostly through flashback, showing each character’s point of view!

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