Anthony Wong is starring in a new Hong Kong thriller? Go ahead and sign me up. Director Law Wing-Cheong’s “Punished” recently screened at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, a fact which makes this particular news writer green with envy. Below you’ll find an English-subtitled trailer for the upcoming crime drama, as well as a nifty new poster which claims that the film will open in Hong Kong theaters on May 5th, 2011. I’m sure international distribution will follow very shortly.
Here’s what the film is all about:
The tycoon (Anthony Wong) is a tyrant who terrorizes both family and staff, the only exception being his loyal bodyguard (Richie Ren). The tycoon’s punishment begins with his good-for-nothing daughter being abducted, and then killed by cold-blooded kidnappers. Grief-stricken and guilt-ridden, he turns to his bodyguard, a man with a history and therefore underworld connections, to avenge his daughter’s death. The bodyguard goes to work, with great efficiency. But there is little satisfaction in payback, and the tycoon finds himself plunging into lower and lower depths in his own heart of darkness. Solid performances from Wong and Ren, playing two unhappy men bonded in a feudal master/slave relationship where the only escape is violence.
Via : Film Smash