Official Selection at the London East Asian Film Festival 2022

Winner of  the “Golden Firebird” Best Actor award for leading star Mak Pui Tung – Hong Kong International Film Festival

Winner of Best Actor (Mak Pui-Tung) at the Asian Film Awards 

This tense and compelling true story based on the shocking 2013 trial of a young man who brutally murdered, dismembered and cooked his parents with the help of a friend. Pleading not guilty in a trial which dominated headlines, this searing drama explores the events which unfolded as legal teams clashed and nine jurors grappled with the truth, trying to understand this tragic event which took the media by storm.

Produced by the award-winning filmmaker of Port of Call and marking the directorial debut of Ho Cheuk-tin, The Sparring Partner crafts a complex, multi-layered narrative delivering a gripping insight into this unbelievable true crime story.

Cambridge

Arts Picturehouse

The Light

 

Sheffield

The Light

 

New Brighton

The Light

 

Walsall

The Light

 

Director 

Ho Cheuk Tin

 

Main Casts 

Yeung Wai Lun, Mak Pui Tung, Louisa So, Michael Chow

 

Writer

Frankie Tam Kwong Yuen, Oliver Yip, Thomas Leung

 

Producer 

Philip Yung

Release Date 

18th November 2022

 

Duration

137 minutes (Uncut)

 

Genre

Crime thriller-drama

 

Language

Cantonese (with Chinese and English subtitles)

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