Friday, May 25, 2012

Free screening of Overheard 2

In celebration of May being Asian Heritage Month, the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival hosts a number of events including a free screening tonight of Felix Chong and Alan Mak's crime drama Overheard 2. It is a sequel in name only, since the main cast is the same as in Overheard but their characters are not.
Manson Law (Ching Wan Lau), a celebrated stockbroker in Hong Kong is injured in a car accident. The police, led by Inspector Jack Ho (Louis Koo), discovers a military surveillance device in the car wreck. Meanwhile, the wiretapper Joe (Daniel Wu) is unveiling his extensive plan that targets the mysterious financial conglomerate, the Landlord Club. The fate of these three men soon intertwines in the cat-and-mouse game that may bring down the entire stock market. -- Distribution Workshop
The screening takes place at 7pm at Isabel Bader Theatre.



Friday, May 25, 7:00PM
Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles St W at Queen's Park)
Overheard 2
Directors Felix Chong, Alan Mak | Cast: Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo, Daniel Wu
Hong Kong 2011 | 119 min | Cantonese with English subtitles
FREE Admission - No Advanced Ticketing - Ticketing begins at 6PM on May 25

Hong Kong heavyweights Lau Ching Wan, Louis Koo and Daniel Wu return in this crime thriller about greed and betrayal in the high-stakes world of insider trading and corporate espionage. Reel Asian screened Overheard 2 as our Richmond Hill Opening Night presentation in 2011. Overheard 2 was nominated for 9 Hong Kong Film Awards in 2012.

NOW Toronto gives Overheard 2 four N's last year. Read Norman Wilner's review here.
Twitch calls this film "gripping drama" and congratulates filmmakers Chong and Mak for "continuing to make films with a distinct Hong Kong flavour". Read Hugo Ozman's review here.

This event is sponsored by the Hong Kong Ecomonic & Trade Office and the Asian Institute of University of Toronto.

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