Divergence (2005)

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Divergence (2005)
Sam cha hau (original title)

This thriller has Suen chasing some gangsters around Hong Kong. One of his key witnesses is assassinated after being extradited from Canada and that puts an end to the prosecution's case. Meanwhile, Suen is still struggling with his girlfriends disappearance 10 years ago. A pair of assassins fill out the third plot chain. The gangsters, Suen, and the assassins intersect often as they try to solve the crimes and find out what happened to Suen's girlfriend.
Hong Kong
IMDb   5.9 /10
TheMovieDb    6.7 /10
RottenTomatoes
FilmAffinity   5.4 /10
Creators
Director Benny Chan
Writer Ivy Ho
Information
Release Date2005-04-28
Runtime1h 41min
GenreAction, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Content RatingR (R)
Awards5 wins & 5 nominations.
CompanyUniverse Entertainment, Shanxi Film Studio
CountryHong Kong
LanguageCantonese, Mandarin, English
Suen Siu Yan
To Hou Sun
Su Fong / Amy (as Sinje Lee)
Ting (as Ning Jing)
Inspector Mok (as Yu Rong Guang)
Yiu Tin Chung (as Lo Ka Leung)
Winnie (as Chloe)
Uncle Choi (as Eric Tsang Chi Wai)
Leung Tak
Mou Wai Bun (as Lam Suet)
Detector (as Kenny Wong)

Divergence (film)

Divergence is a 2005 Hong Kong action-crime film produced and directed by Benny Chan, from a screenplay by Ivy Ho. The film stars Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng and Daniel Wu.


Plot

It is about three people (a cop, a lawyer and a killer) who cross paths after the murder of a federal witness and a kidnapping of a pop star.

CID Suen Siu-yan (Aaron Kwok) arrests the accountant of a money launderer. However, the accountant is assassinated upon his arrival in the Hong Kong airport. The killer Coke (Daniel Wu) escapes without leaving any clues. While the masterminded laundry head (Gallen Lo) is happy about the soon resumption of his frozen assets for the death of his unfavorable witness, his fond son Xia is kidnapped suddenly.

Suen is an ill-fated CID. He can't forget his loving girlfriend (Angelica Lee) who disappeared 10 years ago and has not yet been found. During investigation, he finds a woman (Angelica Lee) who looks very much alike with his missing girlfriend. The woman is the wife of the lawyer To (Ekin Cheng) who represents the laundry head. It raises his interest in the couple.

Although the killer Coke has completed his job, he can't help feeling great interest in the case and it violates the code of killers. He does it because years ago Suen was the host of the Police Call which leave him great impression. And he knows why Suen's girlfriend disappeared 10 years ago.

The lawyer To is very successful in his field. He always wins cases in the court and helps the suspects escape from prison terms. Will there be a hidden side for an arrogant person like him? Everyone in the story seems to possess some qualities that don't suit their identity. Will it engulf them into the whirlpool?

Simultaneously, there are many other crimes around the city. Unknown motivated murders and disappearances are plentiful. Will the cases related to the 3 characters of the story?


Cast

  • Aaron Kwok as Suen Siu-yan
  • Ekin Cheng as To Hou-san
  • Daniel Wu as Koo/Coke
  • Gallen Lo as Yiu Tin-chung
  • Angelica Lee as Siu-fong / Amy
  • Ning Jing as Ting
  • Eric Tsang as Uncle Choi
  • Yu Rongguang as Inspector Mok
  • Tommy Yuen as Yiu Ha
  • Samuel Pang as So Fu-on
  • Jan Lamb as Detective Chu
  • Sam Lee as Leung Tak
  • Lam Suet as Mou Wai-bun

Awards and nominations

Awards and nominations
CeremonyCategoryRecipientOutcome
42nd Golden Horse Awards
Best ActorAaron KwokWon
Best CinematographyAnthony PunWon
Best EditingYau Chi-waiWon
Best Original Film ScoreAnthony ChueNominated
25th Hong Kong Film Awards
Best ActorAaron KwokNominated
Best EditingYau Chi-waiWon
Best Action ChoreographyLee Chung-chiNominated

External links

  • Divergence at IMDb
  • Divergence at AllMovie