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MAD DETECTIVE aka SUN TAAM
USA: IFC FIlms
UK: Eureka Entertainment
Cast: Lau Ching Wan, Andy On, Lam Ka Tung, Kelly Lin, Lee Kwok Lun, Karen Lee, Flora Chan, Cheung Siu Fai, Lam Suet, Lau Kam Ling, Eddy Ko, Jo Koo, Yuen Ling To, Jonathan Lee, Ronald Yan
Directors: Johnnie To, Wai Ka Fai
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese (English subtitles)
USA: 89 mins
UK: 86 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong bloody violence
USA Release Date: 18 July 2008 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 18 July 2008 (Limited Release)
Talented criminal profiler Detective Bun (Lau Ching Wan) could have had a successful career ahead of him if he hadn't sliced off his right ear and given it to his retiring chief as a gift at his farewell party. Disgracing himself and ostracized for this bizarre act, Bun is labelled as 'mad' and speedily discharged from the force. Now he lives quietly in seclusion with his beloved wife May (Kelly Lin).
Bun's ability to 'see' a person's inner personality and vibes was what made him such a successful criminal profiler, so when a police gun goes missing and is subsequently linked to a series of heists and murders, hotshot Inspector Ho (Andy On) pays his former mentor Bun a visit for any help and advice he can give...