‘Confession of Pain’ a glorified vehicle for top Chinese stars – Hindu.com

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Good movies are based on solid and well-developed stories, not on sheer star power. That golden rule is badly violated in “Confession of Pain (‰º§Âüé)” the new thriller by directors Andrew Lau and Alan Mak of ” Infernal Affairs” fame.

At first glance, one cannot help but wonder if the casting choices for “Confession of Pain” are purely business-driven, with each actor catering to a particular east Asian market.

The Hong Kong-China-Japan co-production features Hong Kong star Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Taiwanese-Japanese heartthrob Takeshi Kaneshiro and Chinese actress-director Xu Jinglei. From Taiwan, there’s Shu Qi….[Full Text]

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