Mad Detective


1h 29m 2007

Brief Synopsis

A missing police pistol is connected to a series of recent heists and murders. Its owner Wong vanished earlier while pursuing a suspect in the mountains. His partner Chi-Wai miraculously returned unharmed. Hotshot Regional Crime Unit inspector Ho is in charge of the serial murder investigation. He k

Film Details

Also Known As
San Tam, Shentan, Sun Taam
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Action
Crime
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Celluloid Dreams
Distribution Company
First Take (IFC); Ctv International; First Take (Ifc); Shaw Organization

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

A missing police pistol is connected to a series of recent heists and murders. Its owner Wong vanished earlier while pursuing a suspect in the mountains. His partner Chi-Wai miraculously returned unharmed. Hotshot Regional Crime Unit inspector Ho is in charge of the serial murder investigation. He knows the only chance he has in cracking the case is to ask for help from his mentor/former boss Bun. Bun was recognized as a gifted criminal profiler until he went mad several years ago. Bun has the gift to see into a person's inner personality. This is where the subconscious desires, emotions and mental state are laid bare. For Bun, they are the key to unlocking a killer's identity. Bun comes to the conclusion Chi-wai has a total of seven personalities. The cop's alternate identities are responsible for his murderous behavior. However, Ho feels betrayed when Bun's investigation went beyond his imagination. What begins as a quest for answers has now taken a schizophrenic turn where truth and lies, reality and delusions intertwine.

Film Details

Also Known As
San Tam, Shentan, Sun Taam
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Action
Crime
Drama
Foreign
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Celluloid Dreams
Distribution Company
First Take (IFC); Ctv International; First Take (Ifc); Shaw Organization

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States November 2007

Released in United States September 2007

Released in United States Summer July 18, 2008

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 22-June 15, 2008.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 6-15, 2007.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Dragons and Tigers) September 27-October 12, 2007.

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 29-September 8, 2007.

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Dragons and Tigers) September 27-October 12, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 29-September 8, 2007.)

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 22-June 15, 2008.)

Released in United States Summer July 18, 2008 (NY)

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 6-15, 2007.)

Released in United States November 2007 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (World Cinema) November 1-11, 2007.)