Confession of Pain (HK 2006)
Andrew Lau and Alan Mak
Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Shu Qi, Xu Jinglei, Chapman
In a city of love and prosperity, a city of lost hope and
premature death, veteran detective Hei (TONY LEUNG CHIU-WAI) feels
it all: the hurt, the helplessness, the horror. When his
father-in-law, the billionaire benefactor Chau, is gruesomely
murdered in his palatial mansion, he enlists the assistance of his
former partner turned private detective, Bong (TAKESHI KANESHIRO).
On the surface, the murder smacks of a vendetta that has taken a
lifetime to fulfill. But no sooner has Bong agreed to crack the case
with Hei than he realizes nothing is what it appears to be.
Undoubtedly, they are after a monster in a perfect crime: every
detail was meticulously orchestrated, every motive conveniently
justifiable, and every culprit and potential witness mysteriously
But Bong has his own demon to fight. Ever since the suicide of his
pregnant girlfriend, he has lost his joie de vivre, even though he
still retains the finest instincts of a man hunter. As he digs
deeper and deeper into the case, all evidence seems to point to
Chauís daughter and Heiís hysterical wife, Susan. But then the
killer ups the ante by murdering Susan as well. Bong starts
grappling with the suspicion that the man they hunt is someone very
close to them, someone on the verge of a total breakdown.
Like lost souls in a city of fallen angels, the cop, the private
detective, and the killer are doing what they must. Every step of
their journey takes them closer and closer to one another, until a
shocking denouement in which no stone is left unturned and no one
can escape unscathed.