Release date25 September 2007 (2007-09-25) WriterOxide Pang Chun, Thomas Pang Music directorPayont Permsith, Jadet Chawang CastAaron Kwok (Tam), Kenny Wong Tak-Ban (Kwong Chi Hung), Lau Siu-Ming (Uncle Cheung), Wayne Lai Yiu-Cheung (Kwan Sai Wing), Shing Fui-On (Fei Lung / Wong Yau Choi), Seung Tin-Ngo (Poon So Fong) Similar moviesAaron Kwok movies, Set in Thailand, Private investigator movies
A nearsighted detective (Aaron Kwok) encounters a wave of dead bodies while searching for a mysterious woman who may be a killer.
The Detective is a 2007 Hong Kong neo-noir mystery thriller film directed by Oxide Pang, and starring Aaron Kwok as a private investigator hired to track down a missing young woman who may be linked to a series of murders in Thailand.
A private detective is drawn into a complex murder mystery when he is hired to track down a missing young woman.
Tam (Aaron Kwok) is an impoverished private detective. One day, a guy nicknamed Fatty asked Tam to find a lady who wanted to kill him. He left Tam a portrait and a large amount of cash without giving any other details. Tam could not resist the temptation of the offer and so his investigation started. Knowing that Sum, the lady in the picture, is a frequent visitor of a store where the picture was shot, Tam tried to get hints of her whereabouts from the store keepers. He was told to find through her mahjong playmates. Tam started with Ming, but when he arrived at Mings home, he found Ming was hanging at the living room. As Tam continued to search for other mahjong playmates of Sum, he was shocked to find each of them murdered every time he was about to be in contact with them. He discovered a half-burnt photo at one of the scenes. Tam realized the suspicions behind the deaths and decided that he had to protect the next target of the invisible murderer. The photo was the only clue for Tam to uncover the case...
Aaron Kwok as Tam
Liu Kai-Chi as Inspector Fung Chak
Wayne Lai as Sai Wing
Kenny Wong as Kwong Chi-Hung
Shing Fui-On as Fei Lung
Jo Koo as Yin
27th Hong Kong Film Awards
Best Actor (Aaron Kwok)
Best Film Editing (Oxide Pang and Curran Pang)
Best Art Direction (Anuson Pinyopotjanee)
Best Costume and Makeup Design (Surasak Warakitcharoen)
Best Original Film Score (Payont Permsith and Jadet Chawang)