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Mad Detective

Hong Kong SAR | 2007 | 89’ | Bluray Disk | Colour | Cantonese | Group: D

Director: Johnnie To, Wai Ka Fai

Dec 8 (Fri) 19:00 Cinematheque‧Passion

Hotshot Regional Crime Unit inspector Ho is in charge of a serial murder investigation, and knows the only chance he has in cracking the case is to ask for help from his mentor and former boss Bun. Bun was recognized as a gifted criminal profiler until he went mad several years ago and now lives in seclusion with his wife. He has the gift of seeing into a person’s inner personality where subconscious desires and emotions are laid bare. For Bun, they are the key to unlocking a killer’s identity. But for Ho, Bun’s unorthodox approach has put doubt in Ho’s mind.


Johnnie To

One of Asia’s most prolific, accomplished and singular modern film-making talents, Johnnie To has been involved in over 100 films as director, producer or writer. He is famed for his crime movies like Election (2005), Exiled (2006), Running Out Of Time (1999),Vengeance (2009), Breaking News (2004) and Mad Detective (2007), but he has also made a host of comedies, action movies, fantasies, horror, even a musical (Office in 2015). He is a world famous name, and his films have twice played in competition at Cannes, three times in Venice and once in Berlin.



Wai Ka Fai

Wai Ka Fai is a Hong Kong screenwriter, producer and director who has worked in both film and television. He is best known for his frequent collaborations with Johnnie To. The two formed independent film company Milkyway Image in 1996 and together have co-directed Needing You… (2000), Help!!! (2000), Fat Choi Spirit (2002), Love On A Diet (2001), Fulltime Killer (2001), Love For All Seasons (2003), Turn Left, Turn Right (2003), Running On Karma (2003) and Mad Detective (2007). His other recent directing credits include The Shopaholics (2006) and Written By (2009).

Director Johnnie To, Wai Ka Fai

Producer Johnnie To, Wai Ka Fai

Cast Lau Ching Wan, Andy On, Lam Ka Tung, Kelly Lin

Scriptwriter Wai Ka Fai, Au Kin Yee


Editor Tina Baz

Production Design Raymond Chan


Music Xavier Jamaux

Sound Design

Production Milkyway Image (Hong Kong) Limited

Distributor China Star HK Distribution Limited

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