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A complex and anything-but-formulaic slice of HK crime.
Johnnie To & Wai Ka-Fai’s Mad Detective is a film that turns the Hong Kong crime genre upon it’s head. Based around the simple concept of a man that can see everyone’s hidden persona’s, Mad Detective is anything but formulaic and right from the very start dissuades any notion that this is just another flashy HK crime flick. Lau Ching-Wan stars as the eponymous Mad Detective, Inspector Chan Kwai-Bun, a brilliant detective forced into retirement when his methods and actions become a little too bizarre. Alongside him Andy On plays young Inspector Ho who tries to enlist the aid of retired Inspector Bun to solve a complex murder case involving a missing police officer and a suspect with multiple personalities.
What follows is a highly ingenious, highly inventive and above all, highly entertaining piece of cinema. Paced perfectly, this viewer sat on the edge of his seat, intrigued and enthralled in equal measure and delighting and the simple, unrestrained freshness of this film and it’s premise. Lau Ching-Wan plays his part exceptionally well as the oddball Inspector Bun, throwing all semblance of logic out of the window as he investigates the case, but it’s a straight faced performance; there’s no comedy here as the plot and it’s characters take themselves very seriously. However, despite this it’s hard not to find humour in some of the scenes involving multiple personalities, and whether this was the directors intent or not, it does provide a handful of light hearted moments that help to break up this complex and down-right weird film into more palatable pieces.
Overall, if you’re looking for a crime film that’s as inventive and intriguing as it is enjoyable, you can’t go wrong with Mad Detective. See it now before Hollywood does an inevitable remake.
Not for everyone
This movie is quirky, weird and everything else that can not be considered mainstream. But it’s also fun, light, heavy, violent, romantic and many other things … amongst others too: Original! Or maybe unique and refreshing are more accurate words.
If you are not familiar with the work of Johnnie To, maybe this isn’t the first of his movies to watch. There is “Running out of Time”, there is “Fulltime Killer”, PTU and many others! If you like them, then you can try this movie too. But again, it’s off-beat, it has a main character who is very … strange to say the least and it has a very crazy idea (or many crazy ideas) behind it all … I won’t go into details, but this movie and how it was made (shot, edited etc.) is simply great! If you allow yourself to enjoy it’s sheer craziness
Original Language zh
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min), 1 hr 29 min (89 min) (Toronto International) (Canada)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Action, Crime, Mystery
Director Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Writer Ka-Fai Wai, Kin-Yee Au
Actors Ching Wan Lau, Andy On, Ka Tung Lam
Country Hong Kong
Awards 7 wins & 12 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL4, Technovision Anamorphic Lenses, Arriflex 35 III, Technovision Anamorphic Lenses
Laboratory Shaw Brothers (Hong Kong) Limited, Hong Kong (also prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 500T 8573)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Technovision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm