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SO CLOSE aka CHIK YEUNG TIN SAI
USA: Strand Releasing
Cast: Shu Qi, Zhao Wei (Vicki Zhao), Karen Mok, Song Seung-heon, Michael Wei, Yasuaki Kurata, Derek Wan, Shek Sau, Ricardo Mamood
Director: Corey Yuen
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese / Mandarin (English subtitles)
USA: 110 mins
USA Rated: R for pervasive violence and a sexual conversation
USA Release Date: 12 September 2003 (Limited Release)
Brothers Chow Nunn and Chow Lui's who own a giant computer company are facing a tense crisis - a powerful computer virus is rapidly wiping out their computer network. At the last minute a cyber-friend arrives to join the battle. The mysterious 'Angel.com' battles the virus and saves the company.
Chow Lui invites 'Angel.com' for a personal visit and she arrives in the form of the beautiful Lynn (Shi Qi). But it transpires that Lynn is a professional assassin with amazing high tech and martial arts skills. She kills Chow Lui with cyanide and aided by her sister Sue (Zhao Wei) who operates their World Panorama surveillance system, they are able to tap into any video security system in the world.
A young cop Kong Yat Hong (Karen Mok) and her partner Mark Michael Wei) are put on the case. Hong has a brilliant mind and immediately senses she's dealing with a killer with very special skills. Realizing they are facing a tough adversary, Lynn and Sue become intrigued with Hong as well.
Lynn runs into Yan (Song Seung-heon), the cousin of an old friend who died but they shared an unspoken love in the past which is now reignited and Lynn has doubts about her future as to whether she should continue to be an assassin.
When Hong's investigation increasingly implicates Nunn as the real perpetrator behind Lui's death, Nunn hires 'Angel.com' for one final and conclusive hit that he's confident will throw the police off his scent...