| Zhang Jiabei|
| 24 December 2010 (2010-12-24)|Midnight Beating Wikipedia
Midnight Beating is a 2010 Chinese horror film directed by Zhang Jiabei and starring Hong Kong veteran actors Simon Yam and Francis Ng.
In the Haibei People's Hospital, Qinghai province, China, the present day on the night of a full moon, a patient is murdered by a syringe through her chest. This adds stress to the hospital's heart surgeon Gu Zhensheng who had recently lost his wife Xia Xue (Liu Yuxin) to an illness. Since his wife's death, Gu has been suffering from nightmares that has affected his work, and Xia Xue's younger sister, Nurse Xia Xiaoyu (Yang Yuyu) also is emotionally disturbed.
The Hospital's director Wen Miao (Li Nian) is due for an operation for a weak heart. She's the fiancee of Mai Xiangyu (Francis Ng) the hospital's psychologist. Nurse Wu can't forgive Mai for breaking up with her and threatens to show his fiancee old photos of them having sex. One night, Wu is murdered in the same way as the old female patient. Gu tells hospital director Wen that Mai has been acting strangely lately, and Mai also tells him the same thing about Gu.Simon Yam as Gu Zhensheng
Francis Ng as Mai Changyu
Yang Yuyu as Xia Xiaoyu
Yao Di as Wu Xinyiao
Li Nian as Wen Miao
Liu Yuxin as Xia Xue
Ba Duo as Master Hong
Yang Shuting as Lin Xiang
Li Zhaomin as Hospital director Wen
Zhang Feng as Liu Dahua
Zhao Yi as Tao Zhenyu
Midnight Beating was released on December 24, 2010 in China. On its first week, Midnight Beating was the third highest-grossing film in China, being only beaten by If You Are the One 2 and Let the Bullets Fly. In total, the film grossed $4,731,045 in China.
Film Business Asia gave the film a five out of ten rating, who noted that the film is an "Okay hospital horror boasts good technique but is let down by a weak script."
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